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Maritime spatial planning can support sustainable development in the eastern Gulf of Finland

Maritime spatial planning can support sustainable development in the eastern Gulf of Finland

We have just launched a blog article together with social media updates on the Best Practices Report in Finnish:

https://blogit.utu.fi/maalta-ja-merelta/2021/08/17/merialuesuunnittelu-voi-tukea-kestavaa-kehitysta-itaisella-suomenlahdella/

 

The eastern parts of the Gulf of Finland are under intense pressure from human activities and various environmental challenges. Geographically small coastal and marine areas include the St. Petersburg metropolitan area, major ports and bustling shipping lanes, culturally and historically valuable sites, diverse underwater habitats and geological formations, and a wealth of leisure activities. In order for the coastal and marine area to remain vibrant in the future, it is necessary to reconcile the various interests while striving to improve the state of the environment.

 

Traditional zoning has regulated the use of land and coastal areas for decades. The same is now being done in marine and coastal waters through maritime spatial planning. The GET READY project promotes the preconditions for co-operation in the sustainable development of the sea and coastal areas of the eastern Gulf of Finland between Finland and Russia.