Fler Projekt

COASTAL

Collaborative Land-Sea Integration Platform

Towards 2050: Road Maps for Land-Sea Synergy – Increasing economic development while reducing the environmental impacts

By combining local knowledge and scientific expertise in a co-creation process, the COASTAL multi-actor research and innovation project engages actors and stakeholders to develop practical business opportunities and policy solutions by improved coastal-rural collaboration. This will be done by identifying problems and setting up evidence-based business roadmaps and policy solutions, focusing on economic growth, marine spatial planning, and environmental protection, including inland water quality.

Multi-Actor Labs (MALs) in the project are co-creation platforms in which experts, economic operators and administrations collaborate to define the different opportunities and synergies for joint rural and coastal development. The MALs are centred around six selected coastal regions with their specific opportunities and challenges: Belgian Coastal Zone, South-West Messinia, Norrström/Baltic, Charente River Basin, Danube Mouth and River Basin, Mar Menor Coastal Lagoon.

During this process the MAL participants will: a) identify the relevant economic, social, and environmental processes influencing land-sea interactions b) identify the obstacles and opportunities for economic and administrative synergy between the coastal zone and hinterland c) propose business and policy solutions to address the issues identified. The results produced by the MALs will be used in a systems-dynamics approach to identify underpinned, long-term strategies for improving regional development, spatial planning, and coastal-rural synergy. Feedback from MAL participants will allow refining this analysis in a second stage of the project.

Project outcomes:

  • in-depth understanding of the mid- and long-term impacts of coastal-rural synergy and related systemic transitions
  • evidence-based business road maps and policy solutions with relevant indicators
  • an online platform for coastal-rural knowledge exchange
  • tools, examples and practice abstracts demonstrating the added value of coastal-rural synergy

 

Start date:01.05.2018
End date:30.04.2022
Budget:€ 4,999,943.75
Funding programme:H2020-RUR-02-2017
Project website:http://www.h2020-coastal.eu
COASTAL Knowledge Exchange Platform:http://www.coastal-xchange.eu

Pågående

Etablering av forskningsplattform

Vi etablerar en forskningsplattform för att bidra till att lösa Norrtälje kommuns utmaningar inom vattensektorn.

Norrtälje kommun har ett brett utbud av utmaningar vad gäller vatten, med flera frågor som brist på vatten och brunnar med kvalitetsproblem och näringsläckage till Östersjön från enskilda avlopp och jordbruk. Norrtälje har den största andelen enskilda avlopp av alla Sveriges kommuner. Norrtälje kommun beräknas ha omkring 33,000 enskilda avlopp, med god marginal flest i landet. Dessutom medför den pågående omvandlingen av fritidshusområden till permanent boenden ett stort behov av att kunna strategisk planera för än större påfrestningar på vattenresurser och recipienter.

Forskningsplattformen kommer att etableras genom att knyta kontakt till universitet och högskolor som ska kunna förlägga forskning och utbildning på campusområdet. Huvudsakligen kommer forskningsprojekt att handla om småskalig dricks- och avloppsvattenteknik samt strategiska samhällsfrågor kopplade till dessa, t.ex. vattenbrist och föroreningar från enskilda avlopp samt samhällsplanering i områden vid kusten och i Skärgården.

Norrtälje kommun har en strategiskt mycket bra placering mellan Stockholm, Uppsala, Åland och Finland samtidigt som man som glesbygds- och skärgårdskommun är en utmärkt plats för fältstudier, särskilt med tanke på utmaningarna.

Genomförda

Uppbyggnad av Mathildalaboratoriet

Projektet har nu gått över till att bli en verksamhet.

Laboratoriet byggdes upp under 2016 med stöd av Roslagens Sparbanksstiftelser och är välutrustat för att analysera dricksvatten, avloppsvatten och dagvatten. Det kommer användas för analyser inom projekten testbädd dricksvatten och testbädd avloppsvatten, och som en del i vår kommande forskningsplattform. Mathildalaboratoriet möjliggör även många framtida projekt och en utvidgning av verksamheten.

Pågående

BATSECO-Boat

The BATSECO-Boat project aims to improve the service for leisure boats by focusing on the sewage collecting system in ports in Sweden, Estonia, Finland and Åland. The project is financed by the EU Central Baltic programme and will result in new and restored sewage collecting stations as well as guidelines for future investments.

The Baltic sea is visited by local and international tourists every year. The sewage collecting issue plays a crucial role in the experiences of the visiting boaters of small boat ports of the Central Baltic region. This services suffers from problems such as the frequent malfunctions of the stations, the lack of easily accessible collecting points, unstandardized fitting systems, lack of easily accessible information regarding the location and the function of the pump-out stations, creating many unpleasant moments and disappointment in the visitors of the ports.

The cross country collaboration promoted by the project will not only improve the tourism in the Baltic sea, but most important will reduce the release of latrine sewage from boats into the sea. Despite since 2015 in Sweden there is a ban on the discharge of sewage from recreational boats about 80% of boaters in Sweden don’t have a toilet onboard, but also this case it is important to make sure hat the sewage is taken care of on land and not discharged into the water. The sewage, especially the urine, has high content of phosphorus, which gives nutriment to algae and other organisms that can cause health problems.

BATSECO-Boat project partners met in Turku on the 26th of March for a kick-off meeting to discuss how the project will be implemented and communicated. The aim of the project is to find and invest in the best technical solutions for emptying stations, as well as finding digital solutions to allow boat owners to easily find the nearest station when they are at sea. One of the results of the project will be the investment in two new pump-out stations in the municipality of Norrtälje, which is visited every year by hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom come to the municipality by boat.

The project has started in december 2017 and will end in february 2021. Project budget is € 1,48 millions.

 

Contact for Utvecklingscentrum för vatten: Donatella Acquaviva, donatella.acquaviva@campusroslagen.se