Stop the Leakage – Reducing Eutrophication in the Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea has the world’s largest man-made marine “dead zone” (areas where the sea’s oxygen has been used up by bacteria). To put it in perspective; the area is almost twice the size of Denmark. Nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen are the main contributors to eutrophication, and ports which are handling dry bulk fertilizers are identified as potential sources of nutrient leakage.
In this project, the Race for The Baltic, in cooperation with key actors in the region, aims to combat eutrophication by collecting best practices in terms of minimizing fertilizer leakage in ports. These cost-effective solutions will then be presented to the ports around the Baltic Sea.
The project is supported with 1 620 000 SEK