Project description

Wreck responsibilities in Northern Europe (WRENE) research project aims to investigate the status quo management practices concerning wrecks of selected European Union member states neighbouring Sweden. The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) is particularly interested in learning about the legal arrangements for removal of leaking ships, responsibilities of authorities with regard to derelicts, compensation claims for property damage and environmental impacts. The deliverables, which are comprised of lessons learned from selected jurisdictions, will aid SwAM in developing a legal framework for wreck management and help map out the roles and responsibilities of respective authorities.

Principal Investigator

Project Officer

Tafsir Matin Johansson

Tafsir Matin Johansson joined the WMU as a research intern working with the WMU Maritime Environmental Research Group (MER) in its work on various projects such as Invasive Species and NSBWO, as well as the preparatory works for the Arctic Shipping Conference i.e. 'Shiparc2014'. He simultaneously worked as a research assistant for the 'CSR Maritime' project that pertains to Corporate Social Responsibility and Maritime Governance. During his internship he also lectured at the MLP course.

Project Duration

September, 2016 to December, 2016