Maritime spatial planning projects with participants from Finland:

Plan4Blue (Maritime Spatial Planning for Sustainable Blue Economies), 2016 – 2019
develops cross-border cooperation between Estonia and Finland to support maritime spatial planning. Future scenarios, risks, opportunities.

SeaGIS 2.0 (Hållbar utveckling av havsmiljön i Kvarkenområdet), 2015 – 2018
Seeks cross-border solutions for integrated maritime management in the Quark region. Blue economy interest survey, joint assessment of the status of the marine environment by Finland and Sweden, cross-border map service, development of oil spill and response. (in Swedish)

SmartSea (Gulf of Bothnia as Resource for Sustainable Growth), 2016 – 2022
Provides science-based guidance and new innovations for the sustainable use of the Finland’s marine resources, especially in the Gulf of Bothnia region (Finland-Sweden) Impact of human activities, ecosystem services, new innovations, toolbox, identify obstacles to growth, blue growth strategy for the Gulf of Bothnia.

Sustain Baltic (ICZM Plans for Sustaining Coastal and Marine Human-ecological Networks in the Baltic Region), 2016 – 2018
Promotes sustainable use of coastal and maritime resources, cross-border planning and improving networks, especially on the northern coastal region of Estonia and the Archipelago Sea and Bothnian Sea. Inclusive planning, ICZM plans.

Smart Blue Regions (Smart Specialisation and Blue Growth in the BSR), 2016 – 2019Supports blue growth in the Baltic Sea Region – Develops the capacity of six regions to implement RIS3 strategies (RIS3= Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation). Cooperation opportunities, new project openings, RIS3 implementation plans.

Baltic LINes (Coherent Linear Infrastructures in Baltic Maritime Spatial Plans), 2016 – 2019
Increases the transnational coherence of shipping routes and energy corridors in Maritime Spatial Plans in the Baltic Sea Region. Shipping routes and energy corridors, needs assessment, scenarios, harmonised data, proposals for planning solutions, recommendations for transnational consultation regarding maritime shipping and the energy sector.

BalticRIM (Baltic Sea Region Integrated Maritime Cultural Heritage Management), 2017 – 2020
Integration of the underwater cultural heritage with blue growth via maritime spatial planning. Charting the underwater cultural heritage, accessibility, experience-based information, underwater landscape, conflict and synergy reviews, good practices.

Basmati (Baltic Sea maritime spatial planning for sustainable ecosystem services), 2017 – 2020
Develops an innovative, inclusive, spatial system for taking ecosystem services and protected areas into consideration in maritime spatial planning. Governance models, information needs, impact assessment, information exchange.

Baltic Scope (Towards coherence and cross-border solutions in Baltic Maritime Spatial Plans), 2015 – 2017
Develops common solutions and recommendations for cross-border maritime spatial planning. Monitoring and assessment of cross-border planning, ecosystem approach “check-list”, case review (southwest area of the Baltic Sea and central Baltic Sea region).

Pan Baltic Scope 2018 –
Does cross-border planning cooperation, with a maritime region controlled by Finland, the Åland Islands and Sweden as one of the pilot areas.

BlueAdapt 2018 –
Collaboration between companies, decision-makers, researchers and organisations develops new regulation methods and business models that are based on new research data and create the conditions required for sustainable use of Finland’s waters.


More European maritime spatial planning projects can be found on the MSP Platform projects website.