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Integrating the maritime culture heritage (MCH) into maritime spatial plans for a sustainable management and protection of underwater sites


Integrating maritime cultural heritage into spatial planning for sustainable seascape development in the Baltic region

The BalticRIM project developed Baltic Sea wide principles and elaborated national practices for integrating maritime cultural heritage into maritime spatial planning. The project strived to contribute to a culture of sustainability, where the diversity and accessibility of maritime attractions and landscapes will strengthen the well-being of citizens and visitors, and raise the awareness for and the protection of the Baltic Sea.

The Final Report provides a synopsis of the legal and administrative situation and of the practices concerning the management of MCH with respect to MSP across the Baltic Sea states. Analyses deal with the first round processes of MSP during 2017-2020. The BalticRIM recommendations are tailored separately for both cultural heritage administration and MSP. In addition, this publication considers the role of MCH in current blue growth initiatives across the BSR and the development of perspectives, focussing on tourism.

A separate handbook provides an overview of the solutions concisely. The BalticRIM data portal displays the spatial data regarding both the MSP pilots and gathered blue growth information and BalticRIM WIKI presents MCH and UCH terminology with attached definitions.

2017 – 2020

€ 2,600,000


BalticRIM was a consortium of 24 project partners, including SUBMARINER Network and our members.


Other partners


Reach out to our project manager:

Ivana Lukic, Team Lead MSP & MPA

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