BalticRIM brings together archaeologists and spatial planners from Baltic Sea countries to integrate the maritime cultural heritage into maritime spatial plans for a sustainable management and protection of underwater sites.

Lead Partner

State Archaeology Department of Schleswig-Holstein 

Project Partners

SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG
Finnish Heritage Agency (FHA)

Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland

University of Turku

University of Tartu

The National Heritage Board of Estonia 

The Coastal Research and Planning Institute (CORPI)

Klaipéda University

National Maritime Museum Gdańsk


Aalborg University

Gdynia Maritime University

Associated organisations

Regional Council of Kymenlaakso
Åland Board of Antiquities

Viking Ship Museum Roskilde

State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas Schleswig-Holstein

Ostseefjord Schlei GmbH

State Chancellery of Schleswig-Holstein

Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht for Coastal Research

Kingisepp District municipality and Underwater Research Centre of the Russian Geographical Society (URCRGS)


Finnish Divers’ Federation

Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency

Museum of Kronstadt

Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation, Eastern Norway County Network (BSSSC)

Museum of the World Ocean

National Centre of Underwater Research

Basic project information

Project lifetime:               01.10.2017 – 30.09.2020

Total project budget:      2,621,797.80 Euro

ERDF:                                 2,322,372.80 Euro

RUSSIA + ENI:               299,425.00 Euro         

Own contribution:           543,432.39 Euro

Project outputs

Status report on existing knowledge and gaps on MCH for MSP processes

Status report on assessment of the available MCH data and proposed measures for the MSP data exchange

Status report on methodology and obstacles during schematization of Cultural Heritage assets

Status report on the role of MCH and legal implications for MSP in the BSR countries

Status report on MCH priority zones (The Baltic Maritime Heritage spatial atlas)

Status report on results of sectoral dialogues

Status report on a common heritage impact assessment strategy for MSP regarding MCH

MCH-MSP game

Status reports for each pilot planning case

Synthesis of maps & cross-sectoral plans

Status report on socio-economic aspects, which encompasses material for MCH experts, planners and residents, focusing on the socio-economic potential

Status report on management cases outlining the experiences and results of the cross-sectoral and cross-boundary cooperation

Memorandum/protocol on arrangements and communication with the MSP groups

Memorandum/protocol on arrangements and communication with other MSP and MCH projects

Report with lessons learnt of planning and management strategies related to MCH and MSP + a handbook for the daily practice of planners, sectors and other interested parties

About BalticRIM

BalticRIM brings together actors in charge of maritime cultural heritage (MCH) and spatial planning from seven countries, including the Russian Federation, around the Baltic Sea to jointly develop commonly agreed spatial planning perspectives for MCH. Through the transnational exchange of experience and knowhow and the joint development of these perspectives, these actors will gain new knowledge on ways to steer the integration of MCH into cross-sectoral planning processes. Furthermore, they will learn how to foster sustainable Blue Growth through the use of synergies between MCH and other activities by intelligent management and spatial planning. This knowledge – to be documented e.g. in a set of planning criteria and related recommendations as well as a lesson learnt report on the update of regional MCH concepts – will also be shared with a broad variety of stakeholders in the participating regions as well as with other regions around the Baltic Sea and beyond. By implementing regional pilot activities and involving related stakeholders such as municipalities, private entities and sectoral agencies, the BalticRIM partners will generate new knowledge about the feasibility to realize concrete MCH projects in specific areas in their region.

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Upcoming events

23 Aug – 29 Aug 2021
Helsinki, Finland

Contact person BalticRIM
Susanne Altvater


SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG

Kärntener Str. 20
DE–10827 Berlin



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