P2 Sustainable use of common resources
2.2. Sustainably planned and managed marine and coastal areas
Southern Finland - Estonia
01.09.2016 - 28.02.2019
€1 308 229
€1 023 763
The aim of the project to ensure that sea-land interfaces are preserved and further developed. This is done by defining the most crucial planning criteria for the Integrated coastal zone Management (ICZM) plans.
This aims is achieved by Integrating extensive multidisciplinary human-ecological data on the whole project area into GIS analyses, Selecting four case study areas from Estonia and Finland, and by making four digital ICZM plans for the case areas. The plans are first tested with the current regional land use of the project area and thereafter assessed by using both e-platforms and arranging working group sessions of stakeholders and end users directed by the project members. As final results of the project, the updated completed ICZM plans are to be downloaded from the websites of the SustainBaltic organisations.
The improved management of coastal and maritime areas by ICZM planning supports open communication with a participatory evaluation between different stakeholders, such as end users of planning organisations, nature and environmental management sectors, primary industries, as well other business industries and general public. This leads towards more integrated planning and to the enhancement of sustainability in the use of natural and human resources in the Central Baltic region.
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Amount of ERDF funding: 278.736 EUR ERDF
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1) Producing four case ICZM plans in Finland (2) and Estonia (2), and an e-guide i.e. a work flow chart for the regional level planners in the CB area. This is verified by the number of jointly targeted planning and management activities and events in Estonia and Finland.
2) Increasing the cross-border cooperation between the regional level planners in Estonia and Finland by workshops and Skype meetings. The regional level planners involved in the project will do close cooperation by making ICZM plans and testing those to the current regional level land use plans in Finland and Estonia. In addition, regional councils in Finland and Estonia are well represented in the steering group of SustainBaltic, thus supporting project members in the ICZM testing phase. Furthermore, the steering group has a guiding role in the participatory processes when the case plans are evaluated in the stakeholder workshops and by using e-platforms. After the project has ended, the plans will be monitored by the regional councils that are responsible for maritime and coastal planning in their areas.
3) Enhancing the ways how different kind of stakeholders (e.g. environmental protection agencies, enterprisers such as fishermen and tourist guides, farmers, summer cottage owners, business related industries etc.) take part into the ICZM planning. The purpose is that all major stakeholders as end users of case plans - are represented with a power of giving feedback on the drafts of the plans in the participatory phase.
4) Dissemination of the data integration visualisations is arranged in seminar in EST (wp T1.2) and the completed ICZM plans in FIN (wp T1.5) besides with public forums such as social media and the project website. The experiences on ICZM planning as the practical output is to be benefitted by the European planners and ordinary residents as well, also beyond the project life span.