BalticRIM brings together archaeologists and spatial planners from Baltic Sea countries to integrate the maritime cultural heritage (MCH) into maritime spatial plans for a sustainable management and protection of underwater sites.
The BalticRIM project developed Baltic Sea wide principles and elaborated national practices for integrating maritime cultural heritage into maritime spatial planning. The project strived to contribute to a culture of sustainability, where the diversity and accessibility of maritime attractions and landscapes will strengthen the well-being of citizens and visitors, and raise the awareness for and the protection of the Baltic Sea.
The Final Report provides a synopsis of the legal and administrative situation and of the practices concerning the management of MCH with respect to MSP across the Baltic Sea states. Analyses deal with the first round processes of MSP during 2017-2020. The BalticRIM recommendations are tailored separately for both cultural heritage administration and MSP. In addition, this publication considers the role of MCH in current blue growth initiatives across the BSR and the development of perspectives, focussing on tourism.
A separate handbook provides an overview of the solutions concisely. The BalticRIM data portal displays the spatial data regarding both the MSP pilots and gathered blue growth information and BalticRIM WIKI presents MCH and UCH terminology with attached definitions.
The tool MCH4Blue Participatory GIS offers planners and stakeholders participatory argumentation maps.
State Archaeology Department of Schleswig-Holstein
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)
National Maritime Museum Gdańsk
Gdynia Maritime University
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
Kärntener Str. 20