Carry out concrete planning in pilot case areas: synthesis maps for sample case areas – Poland, Russia and Germany.


The report summarises the results of mapping exercise, which aim was to detect spatial conflicts and synergies and to prepare integrative maps (integrating MCH with other users) and which was performed for the Polish, German and Russian case studies. 

Sea Basin(s): 
April 2020
Application in MSP: 
Applied in an MSP process
Under water cultural heritage
Type of Issue: 
Cross-border cooperation
Sea-basin cooperation
Type of practice: 
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Analyse spatial aspects
Develop and implement plan
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 spatial conflicts and synergies between the MCH and other uses in the Baltic waters of Poland, Russia and Germany?

Implementation Context: 

The report was developed within the framework of the BalticRIM project.

Aspects / Objectives: 

The ambition of GoA.3.5 was to add spatial planning components to the selected case studies. In a nutshell, the GoA 3.5. aimed to: develop cross-sectoral (MCH relevant) pilot spatial plans; use map services to detect spatial conflicts and synergies and to prepare integrative maps (integrating MCH with other users); and fill knowledge gaps.


The report shows the step-by-step approach towards conflicts visualisation and solution finding. The first step was to visualize Maritime Cultural Heritage assets. The second step was to map the sea uses, as carrying physical and aesthetic threat to the cultural objects and sites. The third step was to elaborate a synthesis map, which allows understanding the main spatial conflicts and starting the discussion on potential solutions. The forth step was to give proposal of planning suggestions, which might be used in further discussions with planning authorities and other stakeholders. 

Main Outputs / Results: 

The integrated map is a useful tool for awareness rising and discussing potential planning solutions. 


The methodology described can be applied for similar studies in other regions.

Responsible Entity: 

The BalticRIM Project.

Costs / Funding Source: 

The report 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. 

Contact person: 

The BalticRIM Project.