Environmental Risk Governance of the Baltic Sea (RISKGOV)
01 / 2009 - 12 / 2012
Environmental risk governance in the Baltic Sea is still unable to fully support the implementation of the ecosystem approach to management. Hence, the aims and expected outcomes of RISKGOV are: 1) to improve our understanding of the structures and processes that shape the governance of environmental risks; 2) to suggest a normative framework for improving environmental risk governance in the Baltic Sea. These aims will be achieved by integrating social and natural science approaches on five strategically selected environmental risks using the comparative case study approach. The RISKGOV consortium has been assembled to meet these interdisciplinary research requirements and includes expertise on governance, assessment and communication of all environmental risks analysed in this study.