Fler Projekt



BATSECO-Boat project aims to improve the service for leisure boats by focusing on the sewage collecting system in ports in Sweden, Estonia, Finland. 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.

The lead partner of the project is Turku university and the other partners are: Keep the Archipelago Tidy (Finland), Ecoloop (Sweden), Campus Roslagen (Sweden), Norrtälje municipality (Sweden), Keep the Estonian Sea tidy (Estonia) samt Viimsi municipality (Estonia). The Swedish transport agency (Transportstyrelsen) is involved in the steering group of the project.

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











Testbädd avloppsvatten

Testbädd avloppsvatten är ett VINNOVA-finansierat projekt som leds av oss på Utvecklingscentrum för vatten. Vi samarbetar med företag som sysslar med småskalig avloppsreningsteknik samt med myndigheter och akademier.

Nya regler om utsläpp av avloppsvatten till yt- och grundvatten innebär att många hushåll idag behöver uppgraderar sina lösningar. Det finns således en marknad för småskalig avloppsreningsteknik.
Idén bakom testbädden är att erbjuda företag möjligheten att testa och utveckla, huvudsakligen, markbaserade avloppsreningsteknik, t.ex. infiltrations- eller markbäddar. I den pågående projektfasen, planerar vi hur testanläggningen kommer att byggas och organiseras. Vi har för avsikt att bygga en testbädd med möjligheten att installera cirka 6 avloppsanläggningar. Från närliggande lägenheter, kommer vi att pumpa avloppsvatten in i varje avloppsanläggning. Testbädden erbjuder möjligheten att testa avloppsreningsteknik i en så kallad konstruerad användarmiljö. I vårt labb kan sedan de flesta mätningar som behövs utföras. Planeringsfasen förväntas vara klar sista kvartalet 2018 och vi har för avsikt att börja bygga testbädden första kvartalet 2019.
Norrtälje Kommun är en mycket lämplig region att etablera testbädden i eftersom kommunen har det högsta antalet sommarhus i Sverige som är beroende av småskalig avloppsreningsteknik. Dessutom, många av dessa hus konverteras till permanent boenden.


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.


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