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

Dr. Tafsir Matin Johansson is employed as an Associate Research Officer at the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (Global Ocean Institute) in Malmö, Sweden. Prior to joining the Global Ocean Institute, Tafsir served as Research Associate at the World Maritime University (WMU) where he has held office since 2013. Tafsir is a policy analyst with a Ph.D. in Maritime Affairs from WMU, an LLM in Maritime Law from the University of Lund, Sweden, and an LLB from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.


Project Duration

September, 2016 to December, 2016