Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sediments

BSR-ports are dredging millions of tonnes

A study with BSR-ports indicates that minimum 5-8 million m3 contaminated sediments will be dredged coming years at severe costs. Ports ask for cooperation and knowledge exchange on infrastructure topics. The survey included ports in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Russia and Sweden. Download survey


Baltic Impulse releases report: Sustainable resource management for a healthy Baltic Sea

Through the work of Wolfgang Ahlf at TUHH , SMOCS has participated in the project cluster Baltic Impulse.
The cluster aims to gather existing results and find synergies between the nine environmental projects running under the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013.
The other projects involved in the cluster are Baltic Compass, Baltic Deal, Baltic Manure, BERAS Implementation, COHIBA, PURE, PRESTO and Waterpraxis.

Baltic Impulse – Sustainable resource management for a healthy Baltic Sea

The SMOCS guideline is now finalised and free to download.

The guideline provides, improved comprehensive but simultaneously easy to use guidance starting from a description of “what to do” in the different phases during the whole process of a project and adds on with descriptions on “how to do” in the different phases and decision situations.


SMOCS congratulates Gregory Makusa, Luleå University of Technology,
for Licentiate

Gregory Makusa Lic2
Gregory Makusa is a researcher at Luleå University of Technology. In his research work, mechanical
properties of stabilized dredged sediments is analyzed.
A large-scale field test at the Port of Gävle was
utilized as a case study, to verify simulated settlements
of preloaded stabilized dredged sediments.

Gregory Makusa, LTU, Lecentiate Thesis – Mechanical Properties of Stabilized Dredged Sediments



The Project PortInfra is about infrastructure development in Ports in the Baltic Sea Regions. The aim is to support a sustainable development of port infrastructure as well as to increase knowledge transfer and cooperation within the BSR ports. The Project was presented at the GESeD congress in Caen, France, 10-12 April 2013. Visit