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Report: Rail Baltica Final Report (2011)

Rail Baltica Final Report (2011)

Executive Summary

AECOM Ltd.

This report is the output from a feasibility study undertaken to identify the most feasible development option for a standard European gauge (1435mm) line between Marijampole and Tallinn via Kaunas and Riga using a ‘top-down’ transport strategy covering all three Baltic States and an EU – wide rail network rationale.

Study: Enhancing Accessibility of Rail Baltica Influence Area: Standpoints of Public Sector (2011)

Enhancing Accessibility of Rail Baltica Influence Area: Standpoints of Public Sector

Laisi, Milla; Henttu, Ville; Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
Lappeenranta University of Technology

The research had four main objectives. It examined the public sectors’ viewpoints towards Rail Baltica alignment and evaluated the potential and need for it. Furthermore, the aim was to clarify the overall attitude towards Rail Baltica, and to research the decision-making processes in case countries.

Study: The operation of the transport market and the new solutions recommended under the RBGC project (2012)

The operation of the transport market and the new solutions recommended under the RBGC project (2012)

City of Warsaw, prepared by “ INDICATOR”, Centre of Marketing Research

The primary objective of this study was to shed light on the current and prospective interest in, potential of, expectations towards, and market behaviour of private businesses in regard to the Rail Baltica link within the six countries covered by Rail Baltica corridor.

Study: Marketing concept for extension of transnational travel information system (2013)

Marketing concept for extension of transnational travel information system (2013)

VBB: Connectivity Pilot Report

The Rail Baltica Growth Corridor Travel Information Network (RBGC TIN) is not an end in itself. It shall have a direct benefit for the customers and the providers of travel planning services. In the end, the extended services based on TIN shall help to promote usage of public transport by showing the easy accessibility of regions by public transport. Referring to the former milestone Catalogue of Existing Travel Information Systems it can be found that the field of currently available travel planning services in the Baltic Sea region is quite heterogeneous. So an overall marketing concept has to take into account several different prerequisites.

Study: Logistics of North-West Russia and Rail Baltica: Standpoints of Private Sector (2013)

Logistics of North-West Russia and Rail Baltica: Standpoints of Private Sector (2013)

Scientific and Expertise Publications Research Reports 3

Karamysheva, Marina; Henttu, Ville; Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
Lappeenranta University of Technology

The main aims of the present report are to describe the current state of railway transport in Russia, and to gather standpoints of Russian private transportation logistics sector towards the development of new railway connection called Rail Baltica Growth Corridor, connecting North-West Russia with Germany through the Baltic States and Poland.

Study: Feasibility study for integrating Helsinki and the Baltic States to the RB Travel Information system (2013)

Feasibility study for integrating Helsinki and the Baltic States to the RB Travel Information system(2013)

VBB: Connectivity Pilot Report / Working Package Milestone Output

The Rail Baltica Growth Corridor Travel Information Network (RBGC TIN) will have the more benefits for customers the more it contains information about public transport in all countries around the Baltic Sea.

Project: LNG in Baltic Sea Ports (EUSBSR)

LNG in Baltic Sea Ports (EUSBSR)

Lead Partner:  Port of Helsingborg

Baltic Ports Organization has initiated ‘LNG in Baltic Sea Ports’ project as a response to the IMO’s decision to establish new sulphur content limits in marine fuels sailing in Emission Control Areas (covering the Baltic, the North Sea and the English Channel) from the 1st of January, 2015.

Project: BSR TransGovernance

BSR TransGovernance

Lead Partner: Region Blekinge, Sweden

Priority Area (PA) Transport in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region calls for coordination of national transport policies and actions to ensure a harmonised transnational development of the transport system.

Project: Energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast RENSOL

Energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast RENSOL

Lead Partner: Baltic Development Forum

The project is funded by the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation, Non-State Actors and Local Authorities Programme for the Baltic Sea Region (within the framework of priorities of the Northern Dimension). Project duration is 27 months and overall budget 450.000 EUR.

Study: HIV and AIDS in the Baltic Sea Region and Northwest Russia (2008)

HIV and AIDS in the Baltic Sea Region and Northwest Russia (2008)

(NDPHS Series No. 2/2008)

The paper includes a description of the then epidemiological development of HIV and AIDS in some Northern Dimension countries, focusing on the Baltic Sea Region and Northwest Russia. Recommendations in the field of surveillance, policy development, legislation, prevention, treatment, care and support are given. Concrete project themes are recommended.

Study: Tank Cleaning in the Baltic Sea – Assessment of the Ecotoxicity of Tank cleaning effluents (2012)

Tank Cleaning in the Baltic Sea – Assessment of the Ecotoxicity of Tank cleaning effluents(2012)

Honkanen, Milja; Häkkinen, Jani;  Posti, Antti

University of Turku, Centre for Maritime Studies

This study was conducted as a part of the Chembaltic project which gathers information on chemicals transported in the Baltic Sea and the risks they present to the environment.

Study: Integration of the Baltic states into the internal energy market of the EU (2013)

Integration of the Baltic states into the internal energy market of the EU (2013)

Korovina, Ekaterina
University of Tampere

The focus of this thesis is the integration of the Baltic States into the Internal Energy Market of the EU. The object of the study is the Baltic States. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are isolated from the energy system of the EU and cannot create free and open energy market.

Study: Environmental economic research as a tool in the protection of the Baltic Sea – costs and benefits of reducing eutrophication (2014)

Environmental economic research as a tool in the protection of the Baltic Sea – costs and benefits of reducing eutrophication (2014)

Hyytiäinen, Kari; Blyh, Kerstin; Hasler, Berit; Ahlvik, Lassi; Ahtiainen, Heini; Artell, Janne; Ericsdotter, Siv
Norden

This report reviews the findings of an ecological/economic analyses regarding the on-going and prospective efforts to reduce eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, conducted by BalticSTERN, an international research network. The results indicate that the overall benefits of fulfilling the targets of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) clearly outweigh their aggregate costs, suggesting that the BSAP is an economically sound plan for solving the transboundary eutrophication problem. The cost of inaction - not implementing the objectives of the BSAP - would be significant.

Project: Healthier People: Management of Change through Monitoring and Action

Lead Partner: Lappeenranta University of Technology

The project is funded by the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation, Non-State Actors and Local Authorities Programme for the Baltic Sea Region (within the framework of priorities of the Northern Dimension).

Project: Baltic Sea Mentoring Cloud (BSMC)

Baltic Sea Mentoring Cloud (BSMC)

Lead partner: Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, Germany

The main focus of the “Baltic Sea Mentoring Cloud” (BSMC) is to strengthen the communication and knowledge transfer between SMEs, acting in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), in the Baltic Sea region (BSR) with the help of a mentoring cloud accessible via the World Wide Web.

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