Expected results

The overall expected results will be the demonstration of a non-conventional technology that will be able to uptake bottom sediments from shallow eutrophic waters and make it available as resource to different purposes.

The idea of the project is to recover as resource approximately 70 percent of the total dredged volume.

The project will have the following quantitative results

  • More than 70 percent of the dredged sediments will be used as resources in other activities.
  • During uptake of sediments the turbidity, levels of hazardous substances and levels of nutrients will be kept as either the same or lower in comparison to undisturbed conditions in the water mass, 50 meters from the site of uptake.
  • To have demonstrated and validated an easy-to-use dredging equipment that does not require highly technical skilled professionals.
  • To have disseminated the dredging technology and project results to different regions in Sweden and EU with similar environmental problems and physical characteristics of coastal shallow waters.

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Goals and objectives

The LIFE SURE project has as main objective to test and demonstrate an innovative dredging system.


The LIFE SURE project works with two concepts: circular economy and innovative dredging methods.


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Study site

The bay of Malmfjärden is a semi-enclosed shallow bay located in a central part of Kalmar city.

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Dredging in Malmfjärden Bay in Kalmar, Southeast of Sweden

Last updated: 29 July 2020
Published: 11 January 2019