RBR – Reviving Baltic Resilience
The RBR project increases the usage of green technologies to prevent pollutants from reaching the Baltic Sea and host a platform with best case solutions.
The Baltic Sea faces vast urgent challenges due to a surplus of phosphorus, nitrogen and pollutants by being one of the busiest maritime areas in the world. In addition to the diminishing biodiversity and increased eutrophication, there has been a recent increase in awareness of the amounts of microplastics being released to the Baltic Sea and the consequences these particles have on the maritime environment. At the same time the Baltic Sea Region is one of the most innovative regions in the world when looking at new green technologies. Using this interregional potential/opportunity to solve the above mentioned common challenges is what we want to achieve in the project.
The main outputs of the project are four pilot studies with the common denominator of the pilot cases being the proactive prevention as well as a high degree of innovation from a technical perspective.
- Less particulates emission from diesel engine (Poland),
- Landfill leachate cleaning (Sweden),
- Phytoremediation od contaminated soil (Sweden),
- Handling of marine plastic debris aimed at minimization of mikroplactics emission (Lithuania).
Funding: INTERREG South Baltic Programme 2014-2020
Budget: EUR 1.5 million with ERDF funding: EUR 1.2 million
Duration: July 2017 – June 2020