© 2014

Oil Pollution in the Baltic Sea

  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
  • Olga Yu Lavrova


  • A comprehensive review

  • Written by experts

  • Richly illustrated


Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Andrey G. Kostianoy, Olga Yu. Lavrova
    Pages 1-13
  3. Anne Christine Brusendorff, Samuli Korpinen, Laura Meski, Monika Stankiewicz
    Pages 15-40
  4. Samuel Djavidnia, Jorge Del Rio Vera
    Pages 41-51
  5. Heli Haapasaari, Kati Tahvonen
    Pages 53-63
  6. Juris Aigars, Evija Šmite, Juris Skrube, Ojārs Gerke
    Pages 85-99
  7. Algirdas Stankevičius, Galina Garnaga
    Pages 101-124
  8. Andrey G. Kostianoy, Olga Yu. Lavrova, Marina I. Mityagina, Dmytro M. Solovyov, Sergey A. Lebedev
    Pages 125-153
  9. Cecilia Ambjörn, Olof Liungman, Johan Mattsson, Bertil Håkansson
    Pages 155-183
  10. Andrey G. Kostianoy, Cecilia Ambjörn, Dmytro M. Solovyov
    Pages 185-220
  11. Andrey G. Kostianoy, Olga Yu. Lavrova, Marina I. Mityagina, Dmytro M. Solovyov
    Pages 221-248
  12. Andrey G. Kostianoy, Olga Yu. Lavrova
    Pages 249-263
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 265-268

About this book


This thorough review is based on observational satellite, airborne and in-situ data, scientific literature and technical reports, as well as the substantial experience of the authors, who hail from several Baltic Sea countries. They pay special attention to national practices, HELCOM and EMSA CleanSeaNet activities in oil pollution monitoring, and show different applications of the Seatrack Web model for oil spill drift prediction and the identification of illegal polluters, as well as for environmental risk assessment. Furthermore, some of the results on satellite monitoring of the Nord Stream gas pipeline construction in the Gulf of Finland are presented.  This volume addresses the needs of specialists working in different fields of marine, environmental, and remote sensing sciences. It is a useful handbook on oil pollution for international and governmental agencies, as well as for policy makers who plan and manage oil and gas projects, the construction of ports and terminals, shipping, fishery, recreation, and tourist activities in the Baltic Sea. It also offers graduate and undergraduate students in marine and environmental sciences a valuable resource and reference work on the subject.


Environmental risk assessment Marine environment Nord Stream Satellite monitoring Seatrack web

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
    • 1
  • Olga Yu Lavrova
    • 2
  1. 1., P.P. Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2., Russian Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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