Maritime born traffic is international by its nature which makes also its emissions internationally important issue. After MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI entered into force on 1st of July 2010, shipping-induced SOx and NOx emissions are regulated stricter. It is time to focus on other types of emissions, the demonstration of the effect of policy measures on emissions and a more in-depth look into the human health effects building on EU level practices.

Focusing on the shipping-induced NOx, SOx, PM, CO and CO2 emissions, the project Shipping-induced NOx and SOx emissions - OPerational monitoring network (SNOOP) aims to find out how ship exhaust emissions are effecting to marine environment and human health in harbour areas. It also aims to establish a long-term follow-up network on ship exhaust emissions in the Central Baltic area and to tie the information from the network to an effect estimation framework for large cities.

The project has ended at the end of April 2013.

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