Workshop 3: Marine Cultural Heritage

Workshop 3: Marine Cultural Heritage – challenging part of MSP

Maritime Cultural Heritage (MCH) is relatively novel issue in maritime spatial planning (MSP) in most of the Baltic Sea Region countries, in particular if a broader approach to MCH is adopted i.e. covering also the land-sea interactions and not only the underwater objects (UCH). In such a case the maritime spatial planning must take into consideration the impact of terrestrial MCH on the use and development of the sea space.

Another challenge is to create new planning categories (relevant for maritime cultural heritage) such as battlefields or ship traps, which encompass a wide spectrum of cultural heritage. Finally – in the Baltic Sea Region MCH is consider as one of the key drivers for the multi-use i.e. development of other sectors, in particular tourism. The social recognition of the cultural aspects gained also recently more attention in the MSP research.

The workshop will brief participants with recent development in the field of maritime spatial planning for MCH, especially with:

  • The results of recent BalticRIM touching the above mentioned challenges and contributing to national planning processes in various of ways.
  • The findings of the Land-Sea Act project’s case study focusing on intangible cultural heritage, understood as values that people place on marine ecosystems.


  • Introduction by Jacek Zaucha, Gdynia Maritime University, Maritime Institute, Poland
  • Maritime cultural heritage integrated in MSP. Marianne Lehtimaki, expert in the BalticRIM project, Finland and Salamaria Tikkanen, Finnish Heritage Agency.
  • Paleo-landscapes in the maritime spatial plan of the Gulf of Gdańsk. Iwona Pomian, National Maritime Museum, Poland
  • Intangible Maritime Cultural Heritage in MSP, presented by Joanna Piwowarczyk, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Sussane Altvater, s.Pro – sustainable-projects
  • Matthias Maluck, State Archaeology Department of Schleswig-Holstein

Discussion moderated by Magdalena Matczak and Jacek Zaucha.