The BRISK project will represent the first overall risk assessment based on the common methodology to cover oil and hazardous substances pollution caused by shipping accidents throughout the Baltic Sea.
The result will be used to identify the areas with highest risk for spills and environmental damage. It also will identify the methods to decrease these risks in an efficient way and hence give guidelines for future investments in emergency response capacities.
Such results will be of high importance to the international bodies related to the Baltic Sea (e.g. HELCOM, EU), to international funding institutions as well as to the national authorities that are responsible for emergency response and environmental protection.