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Innovators II - Ballast Water

Ballast Water Risk Index

The intrusion of invasive species into oceanic waters and especially coastal waters is among the four highest risks for our marine environment. Ballast Water is one of the sources of invasive species. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has drafted the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, an international convention to prevent the potentially devastating effects of the spread of harmful aquatic organisms carried by ships' ballast water.

Innovators II - Ballast Water
Ballast Water Risk Index
DUE (Data User Element)
Land
€100k
Service Demonstration
Completed
ENVISAT : AATSR
ENVISAT : MERIS

The objective of the BallastWater project is to provide a Ballast Water Risk Index for the North Sea and Baltic Sea combining EO data and ground information. A ship dependent and averaged risk index has been developed serving two different use cases. Ballast water is a complex and global challenge; this project shall show on regional level the potential of the described products for decisions on ballast water exchange.

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Brockmann Consult Gmbh, Germany
BSH
Dr. Kerstin Stelzer
Brockmann Consult
Max-Planck-Str. 2
21502 Geesthacht
Germany
Tel: +49.4152.889.307
Email: Kerstin.stelzer@brockmann-consult.de
Dr. Bojan Bojkov
European Space Agency/ESRIN
via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
ITALY
Tel.: +39 06-941.80543
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: bojan.bojkov@esa.int