Workshop 6: Land-sea interactions

Workshop 6: Land-sea interactions and values of local community

Land-Sea-Act projects’ Case studies and findings about how to facilitate balanced development and management of marine and coastal environment by understanding & accessing existing and future values, needs and uses of space.


  • to share approaches and methods used in addressing key challenges in taking into account land-sea interactions in MSP
  • to highlight the local value perspective in addressing land-sea interactions in MSP
  • to discuss key recommendations on advancing land-sea interactions in MSP and other coastal planning processes


  • Understanding of land-sea interactions is critical to the successful delivery of MSP, as marine and coastal activities are often closely interrelated. Moreover, relationships and interdependencies between marine ecosystems, sea- and landscapes, social and cultural values and economic sectors shall be assessed, and adequate solutions proposed for sustainable use of marine and coastal resources.


  • Glimpse on available approaches and methods to address challenges in land-sea interface in the context of MSP;
  • Key messages on available approaches and methods to handle planning challenges.

Workshop style: presentations, questions, small interactions with participants


Moderator: Kristina Veidemane, Baltic Environmental Forum- Latvia


  • Balancing local coastal tourism and use of offshore wind energy: case study from southwestern Kurzeme. Anda Ruskule, Baltic Environmental Forum – Latvia
  • Planning Blue Growth in a marginalised area: a case study from northern Estonia. Anu Printsmann, Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Barriers and opportunities for more sustainable tourism: cultural and environmental values around the Gulf of Gdansk. Tymon Zielinski, Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Balancing coastal tourism and nature conservation, case study of Fehmarn Municipality, Germany. Damian Arikas, Baltic Environmental Forum – Germany