Land-sea interactions advancing Blue Growth in Baltic Sea coastal areas


The project 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.

The project guided national, regional and local authorities, as well as stakeholders of various sectors to:
• improve transnational cooperation and facilitate knowledge exchange to foster Blue Growth;
• raise awareness, knowledge and skills to enhance Blue Growth initiatives and integrated development in coastal areas;
• balance development of new sea uses with coastal community interests by improving coastal governance.

The demonstration case at the Southwestern Kurzeme coast of Latvia aimed to address these land-sea interaction challenges by i) assessing the development potentials and trade-offs in the coastal areas, and ii) proposing spatial planning solutions, which would balance the national interest for development of the off-shore renewable energy with local community interests for maintaining of the coastal landscape and tourism development.

The Land-Sea-Act Map Explorer provides an overview of landscape and ecosystem assessment of the Southwestern Kurzeme case study area and the proposed development scenarios and solutions:

Please visit Land-Sea-Act project website to find out the project results:

Project details

  • Project Name: Land-Sea-Act
  • Project management:Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia
  • Funded by: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme
  • Operational time: 01/2019 – 12/2021
  • Project number: R098
  • Project website:

Project partners

County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland, Sweden; Environmental Department of Fehmarn Municipality, Germany; Holbæk Municipality, Denmark; Göteborg Region Association of Local Authorities, Sweden; Tallinn University, Estonia; Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN), Poland; Hamburg Institute of; International Economics (HWWI), Germany; Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia, Latvia; Baltic Environmental Forum Germany, Germany; Association of the Coastal Towns and Municipalities, Poland

Contact persons

  • Kristīna Veidemane
  • Anda Ruskule
  • Dace Strigune

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