Interview: Monika Stankiewicz, HELCOM Executive Secretary, reflecting on BALEX DELTA

Monika Stankiewicz HELCOM – Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, Executive Secretary How do you see the Baltic Sea region’s preparedness to maritime incidents? The Baltic Sea is characterized by dense vessel traffic and high shipping activity. Incidents are therefore bound to happen. Unlike in some other parts of the world, in the Baltic Sea, the… Continue reading Interview: Monika Stankiewicz, HELCOM Executive Secretary, reflecting on BALEX DELTA

Interview: Mattias Heneborn, Swedish Coast Guard Response Commander in BALEX DELTA 2018

Mattias Heneborn Swedish Coast Guard Response Commander in BALEX DELTA 2018 As the Response Commander, your decisions will have consequences, no matter if it is an exercise or a real operation. Quite some pressure? Actually it’s a great opportunity to train and get experience to gain profit from in the future. Even if this is… Continue reading Interview: Mattias Heneborn, Swedish Coast Guard Response Commander in BALEX DELTA 2018

Interview: Per Drysén, Municipality of Olofsström Crisis and Preparedness Coordinator

Per Drysén Municipality of Olofsström, Crisis and Preparedness Coordinator What will you be doing in BALEX DELTA? In a real world operation I’m responsible of presenting how the crisis might evolve and the possible scenarios that we need to take into account. This is a big challenge – to predict how the situation might unfold… Continue reading Interview: Per Drysén, Municipality of Olofsström Crisis and Preparedness Coordinator

Interview: Jonas Holmstrand, Swedish Coast Guard

Jonas Holmstrand Swedish Coast Guard and BALEX DELTA 2018 Lead of DISTAFF, in charge of coordinating the BALEX DELTA 2018 exercise planning How has the BALEX DELTA 2018 planning process been? This has not been an easy task. New questions and decisions appear continuously, from many different sides. This leads to planning challenges. Many answers… Continue reading Interview: Jonas Holmstrand, Swedish Coast Guard

Skåne county leads the BALEX DELTA 2018 Shore exercise, simulating an overwhelming oil spill reaching its coast

By Lars Persson -- An oil spill reaching the shore can be one of the worst environmental disasters to a country. Its clean-up demands enormous resources in personnel and material, and takes a long time to handle. Oil spills affect the environment for many years, as seen with the Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon and Prestige. It… Continue reading Skåne county leads the BALEX DELTA 2018 Shore exercise, simulating an overwhelming oil spill reaching its coast