Winmos IIDeveloping the maritime winter navigation system and safeguarding icebreaking recourses in EU’s northernmost waters.
This is the Baltic Sea
Percentage of the world’s maritime transports
Cost of icebreaking per winter (for Sweden, Finland and Estonia)
Vessels in the area at any given time
Tonnes of cargo per year
The European Union’s northernmost waters are covered by sea ice every winter, affecting the smooth maritime transport in the area. During normal and hard winters a high number of vessels are frequently delayed due to ice conditions.
Winter Navigation Motorways of the Sea II (WINMOS II) Action aims to ensure safe and reliable winter traffic in a cost efficient way by further developing the winter navigation system and ensuring sufficient icebreaking capacity.