Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 16, 1143–1163, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1143-2020

Special issue: Shipping and the Environment – From Regional to Global...

Ocean Sci., 16, 1143–1163, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1143-2020

Research article 02 Oct 2020

Research article | 02 Oct 2020

Model for leisure boat activities and emissions – implementation for the Baltic Sea

Lasse Johansson et al.

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Very little is currently known about the activities and emissions of private leisure boats. To change this, a new model was created (BEAM). The model was used for the Baltic Sea to estimate leisure boat emissions, also considering antifouling paint leach. When compared to commercial shipping, the modeled leisure boat emissions were seen to be surprisingly large for some pollutant species, and these emissions were heavily concentrated on coastal inhabited areas during summer and early autumn.