THE BALEX DELTA 2018 EU PROJECT

The BALEX DELTA 2018 is a time-limited EU project. The two year project will run from 1 May 2017 to 30 April 2019, with a total budget of EUR 950 000, of which 85 percent is co-financed by the European Commission via DG ECHO’s Civil Protection Mechanism Exercise Programme. Thanks to the contribution from the EU, this exercise can take a broader scope and include chemical and shore response in addition to oil spill response at sea.

Timeline of the project

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Expected results

The following are some of the expected results of the exercise:

  • Improved knowledge regarding response capacity for maritime incidents with hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) on all levels.
  • Contribute to the development of guidelines on how to react to an international HNS incident.
  • An information exchange analysis, with a focus on the host nation request for support.
  • A general evaluation report with conclusions and lessons learned.
  • The marine pollution services and other involved actors have knowledge of their roles and responsibilities when handling a pollution accident.

Partners and their roles

Swedish Coast Guard: Lead Partner (Management, reporting and exercise planning) and at-sea exercise
County Administrative Board of Skåne: Onshore exercise and logistics
HELCOM: Publicity (and regular BALEX DELTA exercise arrangements)
MSB (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency): Observers program
Polish Maritime Search and Rescue Service: Pre-exercise
SYKE (Finnish Environment Institute): Evaluation of the exercise and of the HELCOM framework

 

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