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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…


Blue Growth Checks: assessing essential components for a successful development of novel Blue Growth solutions

The aim of Group of Activieties 3.4 is to map the Blue Economy in the regions of the demonstration cases and assess the essential components for a successful development and take up of novel Blue Growth solutions. The output will analyse in how far the planned pilot actions can contribute to both, the implementation of…

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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…


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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Accessing coastal visitor flow, public infrastructure and environmental pressures

One million people could relax on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the territory of Latvia at the same time – this calculation is based on mathematical estimation if 495 km of Latvian coastline would be occupied with 5-10 sq m per visitor. Although unrealistic in general, in many coastal places anthropogenic pressure is…

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Join training on land-sea interactions in spatial planning (in 2021!)

Land-Sea-Act project will organize transnational training on land-sea interactions in spatial planning for planners and policy makers in Baltic Sea Region. For all interested in tools and practices for the enhancement and acceleration the Blue Growth in coastal areas, this workshop in Tallinn, Estonia will provide informative, intensive and interactive knowledge exchange. Each of three…

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1st International Expert Panel

During the challenging times worldwide caused by COVID-19 pandemic Land-Sea-Act project partners switched from in-person meetings to remote working mode on-line. During 3rd partner meeting on March 25th partners organized project’s first International Expert Panel. Aim of the first panel was to introduce invited experts with the concept of the International expert Panel established in…

Developing scenarios with local schoolchildren

Developing scenarios with local schoolchildren

To evaluate the direction of our present decisions scenarios are used in planning Scenario is a tale of future in narrative and/or illustrative form. These are usually grossly exaggerated to illustrate the point better. Tallinn University researchers visited Kunda Gymnasium to gather youngsters’ input to explorative scenarios in  January 2020. Pupils were given four scenario…


Project platform Capacity4MSP kick-off meeting will take place in Riga, Latvia on 21-22 November 2019

Project platform Capacity4MSP  kick-off meeting will take place in Riga, Latvia on 21-22 November 2019. Project platform ‘Capacity4MSP: Strengthening the capacity of MSP stakeholders and decision makers’ aims to strengthen the capacity of maritime spatial planning stakeholders, policy- and decision-makers through intensified dialogue activities and amplifying gained knowledge in MSP. Capacity4MSP builds on the results…


Maritime Spatial Planning Forum Global meets regional

19-21 November 2019, Riga, Latvia Venue: University of Latvia, Academic centre of Tornakalns, Jelgavas Street 1; 3, Riga More info: