Environmental Concerns Related to Existing and Planned Technical Installations in the Baltic Sea
Z. Otremba1, E. Andrulewicz2
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1Gdynia Maritime University, Department of Physics, Morska 81-87, 81-225 Gdynia, Poland
2Sea Fisheries Institute in Gdynia, Department of Fisheries Oceanography and Marine Ecology, Kołłątaja 1, 81-332 Gdynia, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2008;17(2):173–179
This paper describes the selection of the most important technical installations already operating or planned in the Baltic Sea. It highlights maritime regulations related to these installations and describes current practices utilized for the preparation of environmental impact assessments (EIA). It assumes that there is an adequate international legal system for protection of the Baltic natural environment. However, it points out some cases when this legal system does not sufficiently work, particularly during the process of EIA preparation.