Oil Spill

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Oil Spill project’s overall objective is to strengthen the oil spill response capability in the BSR at the levels of key responsible ministries, operative Competent Authorities, key NGOs, relevant Universities and the petrochemical industry.

Oil Spill outputs include the following:

  • Identifying administrative or other procedures to improve cross-border harmonisation;
  • Clarifying key legal issues at all levels (incl. ministries, Competent Authorities and NGOs);
  • Building up (inter)national training schemes;
  • Organising relevant training events, incl. using simulators; and
  • Organising cross-border exercises.

Southwest Finland Emergency Services is in charge of the Joint Exercises and the Training Cooperation.

Duration and budget

The duration of Oil Spill project is 1.1.2019 - 30.6.2021.

The budget of Oil Spill is 2,05M€ from which 265 350 euros are addressed to Southwest Finland Emergency Services.

Interreg Baltic Sea Region has co-funded the Project by 1,61 M€.


Lead Partner: University of Turku, Turku School of Economics, Finland

WP2 Leader: Ministry of Environment of Estonia, Estonia (Horizontal & Vertical Cross-Border co-operation)
WP3 Leader: Southwest Finland Emergency Services, Finland (Joint Exercises & Educational co-operation)

Other Partners:

Danish Civil Protection League, Denmark
Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuania
Klaipeda University (Marine Research Institute), Lithuania
Latvian Maritime Academy, Latvia
Lithuanian Red  Cross Society, Lithuania
Neste Oyj, Naantali, Finland
Finnish Red Cross, Finland
Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
Tallinn University of Technology (Estonian Maritime Academy), Estonia
Östra Götaland Fire and Rescue Service, Sweden