Achäologisches Landesamt Schleswig-Holstein
The State Archaeological Department of Schleswig-Holstein (ALSH) is the upper-level archaeological monuments protection authority in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. As public authority, it has to be involved in all issues affecting the archaeological heritage, specifically with regard to public planning. Its main responsibilities are the listing of ancient monuments and the saveguarding of the archaeological heritage on land and within the state’s territorial waters in the North and Baltic Seas. Amongst its most potent legal instruments are the ‘ipsa lege principle’, which extends automatically statutory protection to all archaeological sites – known and unknown – and the ‘polluter pays principle’ in accordance to the Valleta Convention, i.e. developer-funded rescue excavations carried out by the ALSH.
Dr. Daniel Zwick
phone: +49 4621 387 26
The SUBMARINER Network is a unique platform that brings actors from the whole Baltic Sea Region together to actively promote innovative and sustainable uses of marine resources. It operates across the whole knowledge triangle integrating perspectives from local to international scale, different science disciplines as well as policy and economic stakeholders.
phone: +49 30 832 1417 – 48
National Board of Antiquities
The National Board of Antiquities in Finland preserves, collects, studies and displays items and artefacts that represent cultural heritage of national importance. It produces information about cultural environments and artefacts that is made available for everyone, for example through the exhibitions and events organised by the board's own museums and with the help of information systems, online materials and publications.
The Board does its part in assisting with the joint care and protection of cultural heritage by, among other things, participating in the preparation of legislation, development projects and international expert cooperation.
It gives statements and advice on the use and protection of ancient relics as well as buildings and environments of cultural and historical significance. It also develops the museum sector nationally and is responsible for the distribution of discretionary government grants. The National Board of Antiquities also oversees the National Museum of Finland, the country's central museum on cultural history.
phone: +358 295 33 6312
Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland
Parks & Wildlife Finland is a part of the state-owned enterprise Metsähallitus. Parks & Wildlife Finland is in charge of public administration tasks which are run by two units: National Parks Finland and Wildlife Service Finland. National Parks Finland manages state-owned nature reserves and historic sites, provides free facilities for visitors to these areas, compiles GPS data on conservation issues in protected areas, participates in international collaboration on nature conservation and maintains snowmobile routes. Wildlife Service Finland takes care of state-owned hunting grounds and sells hunting permits, state-owned fishing waters and sells fishing permits and is in charge of supervision of hunting, fishing and snow-mobiling in the wilderness. The services of Parks & Wildlife Finland are largely financed from the national government budget. The organization works with various partners on projects where the public funding is used to leverage wider funding and benefits. The operations of National Parks Finland comprise four regional units and three intersecting processes which are: Protected Area Management Planning, Nature and Cultural Heritage Conservation and Recreation and Nature Tourism. The regional units put these guidelines into action, and are led by a Regional Director.
University of Turku
Landscape studies in the University of Turku approaches landscape from a humanistic perspective as a culturally framed physical environment, a lived place and a medium of cultural meanings. The students in the discipline get ability to practical landscape conservation and key methods of landscape inventory, documentation and interpretation. The major research projects during the last few years have been dealing with cultural planning, suburbs, cultural environment as a resource in climate change mitigation and adaptation and research about local environmental knowledge using new methods for assessing the quality of environment and participating the locals and artists.
Maunu Häyrynen, professor of landscape studies, University of Turku
Laura Seesmeri, project researcher, University of Turku
University of Tartu
University of Tartu, Estonian Marine Institute (UTARTU) is a multidisciplinary scientific research institution with long term experiences of international cooperation in the field of marine systems studies and the marine biology, including the fisheries science. UTARTU is actively participating in the research coordinated by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The competence is supported by close cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Tartu. UTARTU is active in international scientific cooperation including the participation in several of EU 5th Framework, 6th Framework and 7th Framework Programs (Jakfish, GAP1, GAP2), INTERREG BSR projects (Baltadapt, BaltSeaPlan, Baltic LINes, Baltic Blue Growth, BalticRIM), as well as in INTERREG CB projects (OILECO, EVAGULF, OILRISK, MIMIC, Plan4Blue), BONUS projects IBAM, STORMWINDS – just to mention some of them. UTARTU has extended MSP related experiences from BALANCE, BaltSeaPlan, GAP2, Baltic LINes, Plan4Blue and Baltic SCOPE projects.
Dr Robert Aps
Head of Marine Systems Department, Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu
phone: +372 5062 597
The National Heritage Board of Estonia (MKA)
The National Heritage Board of Estonia (MKA) is a governmental authority operating in the area of government of the Ministry of Culture and representing the state in the performance of its duties. Its main duty is to organize heritage conservation work. The mission of MKA is emphasizing the value of cultural heritage, including environments of cultural value, and ensuring their preservation for future generations.
The MKA is a member of the Monitoring Group on Cultural Heritage in the Baltic Sea State , of the working group of the Baltic Sea Region Underwater Cultural Heritage Protection and of the European Archaeological Council Underwater Heritage working group. The MKA holds experience with underwater data acquisition by using non-destructive methods and has placed great emphasis on trying to increase public awareness of the importance of preserving underwater cultural heritage. The MKA is directly connected to the relevant national maritime spatial planning processes.
phone: +372 5572041
The Coastal Research and Planning Institute (CORPI)
The Coastal Research and Planning Institute (CORPI) is a non-profit public research institute dedicated to applied marine research, carrying out R&D activities and fostering the maritime policy implementation in Lithuania. Researchers of maritime biology, geology, environmental engineering and social science and experienced international project managers are the main core of the institutional personnel. Experts having extensive experience in fields of Environmental Impact, Risk, and Human Health Impact assessment, strategic planning of OWE and other offshore business provide high quality services for marine and coastal economic developments. Group of experts dealing with integrated coastal zone management and maritime spatial planning has been involved in a number of European projects dealing with MSP. Good balance of scientific and applied research activities carried out at CORPI ensures the efficient transfer of European level scientific knowledge into high quality services requested by national and international business and governmental organizations.
The main objectives within the RIM project are:
- to ensure the maritime spatial planning principles are regarded while establishing national level UCH site in Lithuania
- overall support to the project partnership when dealing with UCH assets integration into the national MSP process.
Dr. Nerijus Blažauskas
National Maritime Museum Gdańsk
Mission of the National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk includes protection of cultural and technological maritime heritage carried out by collection and preservation of historical monuments related to boatbuilding, shipbuilding, river and sea navigation, fishery, sailing, military science and maritime education, as well as their promotion and dissemination of information on maritime history of Poland and its economy through the ages.
The mission is carried out through the following activities: field research, archaeological and small scale research works, conservation activities – both decision-making regarding basins and direct, conducted at archaeological sites (rescue research of shipwrecks in danger of being damaged). Dissemination and promotion of maritime-related information is conducted at permanent and temporary exhibitions, in various publications and through educational activities at different levels.
Head of Dep. of Underwater Archaeology, National Maritime Museum in Gdansk
phone: +48 583298741, +48 609060772
Maritime Institute in Gdańsk (MIG)
The Maritime Institute in Gdańsk (MIG) is a research and development unit supervised by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Development dedicated to maritime economy. The institute is co-leader of the SUBMARINER Network flagship project and (co-) coordinates the following strategic action fields of the SUBMARINER Roadmap: Actors, Ecosystem Services, Finance, Regulation and Image.
Klaipeda University is represented by two subdivisions – freshly established Marine Research Institute (MRI) and traditional Institute of Baltic Region History and Archaeology (BRIAI).
Marine Research Institute is unique centre of fundamental and applied marine research in Lithuania. Being equipped with modern research infrastructure MRI is providing high level scientific and technological research services for maritime business and national environmental authorities. Established fleet and modern laboratories allows carrying out the oceanographic research and complex analytical investigations of marine environment.
Institute of Baltic Region History and Archaeology is key centre for research and study of the history, archaeology and cultural heritage of Lithuania. BRIAI is the top research institute when dealing with underwater archaeology, mediaeval archaeology and modern cultural, social, and military history of the eastern part of the Baltic Region.
Two Research Institutes have joined the forces in order to elaborate the accurate and methodologically sound filed research of potential underwater heritage site, provide with trusted information and value of the site as well as develop the regulatory framework for protection and use of firs ever established UCH in Lithuania.
Core activities of Department of Planning:
Aalborg University’s Department of Planning is located at the main campus in Aalborg and at the campus in Copenhagen. The department has a rather broad thematic scope and research experiences within spatial planning, regional development, sustainability, environment, cultural heritage, GIS, land & sea management, and digital government. The researchers, which will participate in this project are also involved in other ongoing EU projects on Maritime Spatial Planning: the NorthSEE INTERREG project, the BalticLINes INTERREG project, the BONUS BASMATI project and the Interreg South Baltic SEAPLANSPACE project.
phone: +45 30 57 00 26