08.08.19

Review to the mapping and assessment of the coastal ecosystems, landscape and ecosystem services in the Southwestern Kurzeme coast


How to balance the trade-offs and use of land-sea resources in the Southwestern Kurzeme coast of Latvia? The answer will be included in the main report elaborated by experts of Baltic Environmental Forums within the Land-Sea-Act project. But very first and important step is already done - mapping and assessment of the coastal ecosystems, landscape and ecosystem services in the project pilot territory.

In July - 7 days, 2 experts, 11 landscape area types from border of Latvia in Nida till Labrags mapped and evaluated in more than 100 km in length and 10 km wide. Nice moments caught in the pictures – available in the photo gallery.

Gained information – around 14 GB of photo material, notes, interviews, remarks in the maps and other data – will be analyzed and structured and used as basic information source to elaborate the thematic report to formulate visions and strategic objectives & spatial solutions for development and balances use of land-sea resources in the demonstration case area.

Project Land-Sea-Act aims to bring together stakeholders involved in coastal management and planning, to find solutions to Maritime Spatial Planning and Blue Growth challenges around the Baltic Sea and to elaborate Multi-level Governance Agenda on Blue Growth and Spatial Planning in Baltic Sea Region. More about the project – please read here.