Blue Growth Checks: Potentials for prosperous regional Blue Economies

Blue Economy jobs, share by sector, 2018

The Blue Growth Checks report aims to map the current state of the Blue Economy and future growth potentials in the Land-Sea-Act project case study regions. As the Blue Economy still is a relatively new concept, data availability proved to be problematic, especially on the regional and local level. Therefore, the analysis was complemented by…

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Urgent need for addressing climate and ocean change adaptation and mitigation principles in coastal planning

Family at snowy beach in Jurmala

Climate change has severe consequences worldwide and most of these consequences, like, e.g. global temperature increase, sea level rise or extreme weather events are becoming dangerous for humans, their natural environment and settlements, while coastal areas/cities are especially sensitive to these changes. Family walking along the beach in Jūrmala, Latvia. January, 2021 In case of…

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4th Baltic MSP Forum is coming in 2021!

The 4th Baltic MSP Forum will take place on 1 – 2 June 2021, online and will be broadcasted from Latvia. The Forum is organised by two Interreg BSR projects Capacity4MSP and Land-Sea-Act and it serves as a final conference for both projects. Already for the 4th time the Baltic MSP Forum is organised to…

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Maritime businesses in the west Sweden

On the 4th of June 2020, 15 people from 6 different municipalities on the west coast of Sweden gathered in an online meeting within the framework of the Land-Sea-Act project. The participants represented both business developers and planners from the municipalities. The aim of the meeting was twofold. Partly, to present the results from an…

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Effects of the water sports on the underwater vegetation in the Orther Reede Bay

The Case study of Fehmarn Island within the Land-Sea-Act project explores various aspects of balancing tourism activities (including water sports) and nature conservation. On Fehmarn island one particular area where nature values are prevalent and water sports are popular is the Orther Bay. To study the impact of surfing activities on nature values macrophytes [an…

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Fehmarn’s blooming future

Flower meadow with a mixture of species near Mölln in Northern Germany in September 2020. Credit: Damian Arikas, Baltic Environmental Forum Germany Fehmarn is not a purely touristic island: As the island’s soil is known to be particularly fruitful, around 70% of its land area are utilised as agricultural land. However, extensive agriculture was proven…

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Military heritage as part of Blue Growth

In the August of 1941 at the tip of the Juminda Peninsula one of the most devastating naval battles was held causing the lives of up to 25,000 people according to war historian Mati Õun. Couple of hundred ships and vessels retreating from Tallinn to Leningrad had to face 32 km of mines, bombardments from…

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How does the Baltic Sea smell?

Joint activities to foster ecological tourism on the island Fehmarn (case study Germany) The island Fehmarn is a very popular holiday destination on the German Baltic Sea coast. The municipality counts over one million overnight stays per year, with an increasing tendency. The tourists are very welcome! However, with more tourists comes the question about…

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