1. PROBAPS (Protection of the Baltic Sea: Benefits, Cost and Policy Instruments) Led by Kari Hyytiäinen (by Anni Huhtala 2009 - May 2011), MTT Agrifood Research Finland, (Finland)An economic ecological dynamic model is being developed focusing mainly on eutrophication and maritime transportation. The study BalticSUN (led by Heini Ahtiainen) estimated the benefits of reducing eutrophication in the Baltic Sea. The results were published in July 2012.
Led by Tore Söderqvist, Enveco Environmental Consultancy Ltd., (Sweden)
The project identifies how people around the Baltic Sea use and regard the Baltic Sea. As a part of PROBAPS, it will be followed by studies in Baltic Sea countries on the benefits of an improved marine environment. The first results were published in September 2010.
3. Cost modelling and minimisation BNI/NERI
Led by Berit Hasler, BNI/NERI (Denmark)
In cooperation with the Department of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden) cost functions for measures to mitigate and abate eutrophication of the Baltic Sea are estimated.
Led by Thorsten Blenckner, Baltic Nest Institute (Sweden)
The project will deliver calculations on the values and costs of commercial fisheries in the Baltic Sea. The results from the study were published in April 2011.
Apart from the partners above, the following institutions are presently engaged in the research network: