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KIMO is your local government voice on marine pollution
KIMO was founded by local municipalities with a shared concern for the state of the environment. KIMO is designed to give municipalities a political voice at the international level, to share best practice and to find solutions to marine political problems that affect coastal communities.
KIMO has become a pioneering environmental force which has contributed to a steady reduction in marine pollution in Europe's seas. This momentum must be sustained to ensure our oceans remain healthy for the benefit of vulnerable sea-life and for the people who reside on our precious coastlines.
A series of emerging environmental threats were the catalysts for KIMO’s foundation and remain the reasons for its continued work in the twenty-first century. Please explore our 'Who We Are', 'What We Do' and 'How We Work' sections to learn more about what KIMO represents, the principles we believe in and the projects we coordinate and support.
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CURRENT NEWS and REPORTS ...............
Oil spill preparedness among Sweden's municipalities 2013
Since 2003, several EU projects have worked to increase the preparedness level, exercise the contingency plans and update Environmental Atlas data, especially in the south and east of Sweden. The issue has also been raised on a regional level by HELCOM. But is this enough? To have a well functioning oil spill response, regular exercises are needed to work out the bottlenecks, increase organisational cooperation and make individuals more comfortable in their roles in a response organisation.
Report developed by the World Maritime University for Baltic Maritime Science Park and KIMO Baltic Sea.
Travel Journal - Fishing for Litter and Clean Sea Project by Bert Veerman
Read the interesting personal account of a week at sea onboard the GO22 by Bert Veerman, KIMO Netherlands and Belgium Coordinator. The GO22 is currently participating in the Fishing for Litter and CleanSea projects.