Share your insights in survey on coastal planning and development in the Baltic Sea Region

We invite you and anyone working with the coastal planning and development issues in the countries of the Baltic Sea Region to participate in the survey. This includes competent professionals (of any governance level – local, regional or national) working on policy making, spatial planning, and research for terrestrial and marine areas, as well as those addressing land-sea interactions within one or across various sectors. We would greatly appreciate your participation as well as forwarding this survey to your colleagues or partners to whom it would be relevant.

In this survey we will ask you about the aspects, themes and processes that are included in the existing version of the Common Recommendations for Spatial Planning of the Coastal Zone in the Baltic Sea Region. Hence, by completing this survey, you will contribute to the refining of these recommendations. Your insights will help us to know more on issues and gaps that hinder costal development and to learn about existing valuable actions, policies, and practices that tackle, for example, sustainable blue economy, climate change adaptation and mitigation, resilience of places and biodiversity protection around the Baltic Sea.

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Please see survey cover letter here.

Survey structure and volume: The survey should take approximately 25 minutes to complete, and it will accept answers until 30 September 2024.

Further information and data protection: This survey content is the sole responsibility of the Baltic Sea2Land project. This project has received funding from the Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme which is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information this survey contains. VASAB Secretariat as Baltic Sea2Land project partner is responsible for this survey and all data treatment. If you have any further questions about this survey or would like to get in touch, please contact Emīls Rode ( All responses to this survey will be treated as anonymous – we do not share any information on respondents with third parties.

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Survey results will be presented and discussed at two follow-up webinars (in Autumn 2024 and Spring 2025) where all identified challenges and good practices will help:

  • to exchange knowledge on coastal planning and management issues;
  • to explore possibilities of pan-Baltic cooperation on land-sea interactions, coastal governance, and spatial planning themes;
  • to update VASAB recommendations on coastal development and planning.

More information about follow-up webinars will be available in September 2024.