Presentations available for download

All presentations that were made during the different events, seminars and workshops of the BALEX DELTA 2018 exercise are now available for download.


The observers programme

The observers programme offers interested parties from outside the Baltic Sea region a chance to witness the BALEX DELTA exercises, and serves as a networking platform to exchange valuable work experiences. With funds from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG Echo), this year’s programme spans over three days and has already attracted participants from 32 nations, mainly from civil protection agencies.

“Maritime incident response exercise don’t happen every day, and are quite rare at the scale of the BALEX DELTA 2018. The observers programme is an excellent opportunity to witness it from the front row,” says Sonja Dobo from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and who is the coordinator of the observers programme.

The observes programme aims at sharing experiences on response mechanisms, as well as to establish networks and contacts. “Knowing counterparts from other regions and national response agencies greatly facilitates cooperation at the international level,” says Dobo.

This year, the observers will learn about the HELCOM and BALEX DELTA framework, see the operational part of the exercise both at sea and on shore, as well as participate in a seminar on the ongoing exercise and its scenario, the methodology including the HELCOM Manual on Co-operation in Response to Marine Pollution, and a final wrap-up and lessons-learned session.

This extended and larger-than-usual programme will provide visitors with a broader understanding of current HELCOM procedures and future developments in regards to response to maritime incidents. Within BALEX DELTA 2018, MSB is responsible for the organization and execution of the observers programme.


Detailed programme for observers