The BalticRIM Data Portal


The tool was developed within the framework of the BalticRIM project that brings together those respsonsible for maritime cultural heritage (MCH) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) from seven countries around the Baltic Sea, including the Russian Federation, to develop commonly agreed spatial planning perspectives for MCH. This data portal is a platorm for displaying and testing the new BalticRIM data.

Sea Basin(s): 
Application in MSP: 
Applied in a related process
Under water cultural heritage
Type of Issue: 
Type of practice: 
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Analyse spatial aspects
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
Coherence with other processes: 
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Questions this practice may help answer:

  • What are the data available in the Baltic Sea regarding underwater cultural heritage?

Implementation Context:

The tool was developed within the scope of the BalticRIM project.

Aspects / Objectives:

The BalticRIM Data Portal is a map service with the aim of providing insight into the maritime heritage of the Baltic region by integrating it into the maritime spatial planning of the Baltic Sea.


The data portal designed for the BalticRIM is originally based on experiences, concepts and open source components developed for the BASEMAPS portal in the Baltic LINes Interreg project.

Main Outputs / Results:

This tool allows users to view data published by national data providers through OGC open geospatial standards – WMS (Web Map Server) and WFS (Web Feature Service), that are related not only to underwater cultural heritage but also to coastal and nearby areas with high cultural significance.

The BalticRIM Data Portal can function as a dissemination platform, where the map-based planning concepts and solutions developed in the project can be displayed for a broader audience.


This data portal can be used as an example in the development of data portals of other sea basins.

Responsible Entity:

BalticRIM project

Costs / Funding Source:

The portal is developed within the framework of the BalticRIM project sponsored by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020.