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COASTMAN : Coastal Zone Management in the Baltic Sea Region


Coastman scientifically investigates the interactions between environmental conservation, conflict management and sustainable development in six coastal zones of the Baltic Sea, aiming at developing solutions. The main objectives of the project are: (1) To demonstrate the conditions under which spatial conflict resolution in Coastal Zone Management (CZM) can be handled in a bottom-up perspective starting from practical case studies covering the numerous dimensions and different cultures around the Baltic Sea, (2) To promote long-term capacity building in Coastal Zone Management with a focus on methods for conflict resolution through the development of a network and joint educational program for CZM in the Baltic Sea Region. Pivotal for the Baltic Sea is: (a) a risk analysis, mainly concerning the danger of oil pollution, (b) improving environmental conservation, (c) an international co-operation for support of a sustainable development plan, (d) an exchange of ideas between the Baltic Sea interest groups, (e) solutions to the interacting elements of environment and coastal zone management.

Project information

Royal Institute of Technology Prof. Ronald Wennersten, Dr. Olga Kordas

Stockholm City Planning Administration (SE); TuTech Innovation GmbH (SE); Hamburg Ministry for Urban Development and the Environment (DE); Southeast Finland Regional Environment Centre (FI); Municipal Government of Haapsalu (EE); Tallinn University of Technology (EE); Klaipeda Regional Environmental Protection Department (FI); Klaipeda State Seaport Authority (FI); Klaipeda University (FI); University of Latvia (LE); Ventspils City Council (NU); Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Leningrad Region (NU); Administration of the Primorsk Local Municipality (RU); St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (RU), Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RU); Green Polytechnic non-profit making partnership (RU).

Source of funding
Interreg III B Baltic Sea Region

Reference information



Baltic Sea, ICZM, adaptive management guidance, capacity building, conflict resolution



Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Sea Level Rise


Sector Policies, Adaptation Plans and Strategies


Coastal areas

Geographic characterization


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