The project provides for close cooperation between authorities and research institutes in risk reduction caused by increased shipping intensity and oil spills in extreme conditions. It aims for the development of educational technical complexes and procedures for effective cross-border training and management.
The workshop was attended by representatives from St. Petersburg and Finland: the Lead Partner –Kotka Maritime Research Association KMRA and Project Partners: Aalto University, the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences XAMK, the University of Helsinki UH, Admiral Makarov State University for Maritime and Inland Shipping.
Our University was represented by Vadim Goncharov, a project manager, professor of the Department of Ocean Engineering, and Tatyana Pustynnikova, the head of the international projects department.
As part of the meeting, an in-depth presentation of the project was made, the goals of five working groups and each single partner were assigned, objectives were defined and the expected results of the project, which will last until August 31 2022, were predicted. SMTU participates in the first working group of the project, related but not limited to risk management and control. The Department of Ocean Engineering has to solve the following crucial tasks: