Completing management options in the Baltic Sea Region to reduce risk of invasive species introduction by shipping COMPLETE

Aim of the COMPLETE project is to minimize the introduction and spread of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens by shipping through the development of consistent and adaptive management strategies and tools for the Baltic Sea Region by addressing both major vectors: Ballast water and Biofouling.

Partner organizations

  • Kotka Maritime Research Association (Research Institute, Finland)
  • South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK) (Academic, Finland)
  • Finnish Environment Institute (Public, Finland)
  • Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (Helsonki Commission HELCOM) (Non Profit, Finland)
  • Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) (Public, Germany)
  • University of Tartu (Academic, Estonia)
  • University of Helsinki (Academic, Finland)
  • University of Gdańsk (Academic, Poland)
  • Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association (KAT) (Non Profit, Finland)
  • Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LIAE) (Research Institute, Latvia)
  • Klaipedos Universitetas (Academic, Lithuania)
Start date 01/10/2017
End date 31/03/2021

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020.