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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

What the project delivers

To conduct a project in Sweden that decreases the leakage of fertilizers when handled in ports. Collecting the best practices in terms of fertilizer handling and the equipment that can reduce the leakage. Initiating collaborations with ports in Lithuania and Poland that manages large volumes of fertilizer.

Why we support this project

The project contributes to marine biodiversity.

Project time status


This project started in June 2020 and ended in October 2021

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