Framework for the environmental impact assessment of operational shipping
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

Shipping is an important source of pollution affecting both atmospheric and aquatic environments. To allow for efficient mitigation of environmental degradation, it is essential to know the extent of the impacts of shipping in relation to other sources of pollution. Here, we give a perspective on a holistic approach to studies of the environmental impacts of operational shipping through presentation of an assessment framework developed and applied on a case of shipping in the Baltic Sea. Through transfer of knowledge and concepts, previously used in assessments of air pollution, now applied to assessments of marine pollution and underwater noise, the horizon of understanding of shipping-related impacts is significantly improved. It identifies the main areas of environmental degradation caused by shipping and potential improvements through legislation and technological development. However, as the vast majority of contaminants discharged into the sea are not routinely monitored and assessed, the links between pressure of contaminants from shipping and environmental state and impacts will not be caught in the current environmental regulatory frameworks.

Marine pollution

Underwater noise

Shipping

DPSIR assessment framework

Air pollution

Författare

Jana Moldanova

IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet

Ida-Maja Hassellöv

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Maritima studier, Maritim miljövetenskap

Volker Matthias

Helmholtz

Erik Fridell

IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet

J. P. Jalkanen

Finnish Meteorological Institute

Erik Ytreberg

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Maritima studier, Maritim miljövetenskap

Markus Quante

Helmholtz

Jenny Tröltzsch

Ecologic Institute

Ilja Maljutenko

Tallinns tekniska universitet (TalTech)

Urmas Raudsepp

Tallinns tekniska universitet (TalTech)

Martin Eriksson

Chalmers, Göteborgs centrum för hållbar utveckling (GMV)

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper

Ambio

0044-7447 (ISSN)

Vol. In Press

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Transport

Ämneskategorier

Miljöledning

Miljöanalys och bygginformationsteknik

Miljövetenskap

DOI

10.1007/s13280-021-01597-9

PubMed

34292520

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2021-08-16