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Analytical Framework for Assessment of Shipping and Harbours in the Baltic Sea

Analytical Framework for Assessment of Shipping and Harbours in the Baltic Sea

The aim of this report is to create a framework to understand and ultimately assess the linkages from the drivers of shipping in the Baltic Sea to its effects on ecosystem services and human wellbeing. Available Drivers Pressures State Impact Response (DPSIR) frameworks are analysed and adapted to shipping in the Baltic Sea. The developed DPSIR framework will be operationalised in further steps using available indicators. An adapted DPSIR framework and especially the reviewed indicators will be used to assess potential changes to ecosystem services compared to Business As Usual (BAU) and an integrated assessment and policy analysis to reduce pressures from shipping in the Baltic Sea.

This report is divided into the following sections:

  • Section 1 provides an Introduction and background for the report as wella as delineates the approach and methodology, which was used to write this paper and to build the BONUS SHEBA framework.
  • Section 2 shows the evolution of DPSIR framework.
  • Section 3 presents how this framework was adapted to shipping in the Baltic Sea. Furthermore, the characteristics of Drivers (3.1), Pressures (3.2), State (3.3), Impact (3.4) and Response (3.5), as well as the links between them are shown. Much emphasis is given on the types of responses (3.5.1) and linking responses to the current policy framework (3.5.2)
  • In Section 4, the DPSIR framework is operationalised for shipping in the Baltic Sea. In this part of the report also the interlinkages of the SHEBA DPSIR for shipping in the Baltic Sea (4.1) and indicators (4.2) are covered.
  • Section 5 draws conclusions and describes the next steps of BONUS SHEBA.

Relevant policies for shipping in the Baltic are listed in the published BONUS SHEBA Deliverable 1.1 "Drivers for the shipping sector". The costs of environmental degradation from shipping in the Baltic Sea and future scenarios outlining potential responses will be refined and assessed in upcoming BONUS SHEBA assessments.


Citation

Ytreberg, Erik; Lena Granhag; Benjamin Boteler et. al. 2015: Report on analytical framework for assessment of shipping and harbours in the Baltic Sea, type RE within the BONUS Research Project "SHEBA Sustainable Shipping and Environment of the Baltic Sea region".

Language
English
Author(s)
Erik Ytreberg (Chalmers)
Lena Granhag (Chalmers)
Eva Roth (SDU)
Thong Tien Nguyen (SDU)
Funding
Year
2015
Dimension
45 pp.
Project ID
2270
Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 The evolution of the DPSIR framework
3 Adapting the DPSIR framework for shipping in the Baltic Sea
3.1 Drivers
3.2 Pressures
3.3 State
3.4 Impact
3.5 Response
4 Operationalising the DPSIR framework for shipping in the Baltic Sea
4.1 The interlinkages of the DPSIR for shipping in the Baltic Sea region
4.2 Identifying indictors
5 Conclusions
References
Annex 1 Potenial indicators for operationalising the analytical framework

Keywords
shipping, air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, marine, ecosystem services, MSFD, policy, Europe, Baltic Sea, analysis, scenarios, integrated assessment, evaluation, modelling