Plan4Blue - Maritime Spatial Planning for Sustainable Blue Economies
The project activities focus on Gulf of Finland and Archipelago Sea areas covering sea areas of Estonia and Finland. Planning and management of these sea areas requires cross-border collaboration between stakeholders and authorities, because many of the economic activities in the area cross borders and have cross-border impacts. For this purpose, the project develops cross-border capacity in maritime spatial planning.

Plan4Blue brings together the key blue growth and maritime spatial planning actors from Estonia and Finland to identify pathways to sustainable use of the sea areas and resources. The collaborative process analyses economic potential of the scenarios and identifies environmental risks and management options.
Total budget of Plan4Blue is about 2 million euro, receiving funding from the EU Interreg Central Baltic Programme. The budget of the University of Turku is in total 489 799 euros.

Coordinator: ​Finnish Environment Institute (Environmental Policy Centre, Marine Research Centre and Communications Unit)
University of Tartu (Estonian Marine Institute and School of Economics and Business Administration)
University of Turku (Centre for Maritime Studies, Turku School of Economics, Department of Geography and Geology)
Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
Regional Council of Southwest Finland
Baltic Environment Forum Estonia

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