The SUBMARINER Compendium (download as PDF) has been designed to provide, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the contribution the Baltic Sea Region can make to European wide initiatives on Blue Growth and a sustainable bioeconomy. The current state of knowledge has been gathered and set against the backdrop of environmental, institutional and regulatory conditions for all innovative marine uses investigated within the SUBMARINER project. As a result of this, the Compendium also provides an overview on obstacles and limitations to more widespread adoption or expansion under current conditions as well as recommendations to address these obstacles.
The SUBMARINER Compendium serves as the background for the SUBMARINER Roadmap to be published in early fall 2013, indicating the concrete steps to be taken in the coming years within the Baltic Sea Region so as to promote beneficial uses and mitigate against negative impacts. The SUBMARINER Roadmap will include recommendations on research topics, institutional and legal initiatives, legal changes, environmental regulations and economic incentives. It shall serve as a predictive instrument for identifying future trends and be a basis for strategic policy.