Final publication of the Baltic Sea Region Integrated Maritime Cultural Heritage Management Project 2017-2020


This report illustrates the solutions of the BalticRIM project that brings those in charge of Maritime Cultural Heritage (MCH) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) from seven countries around the Baltic Sea, including the Russian Federation, together to develop commonly agreed spatial planning perspectives for MCH. 

Sea Basin(s): 
February 2021
Application in MSP: 
Applied in a related process
Under water cultural heritage
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 results of the BalticRIM project?

Implementation Context:

The report was produced in the context of the BlaticRIM project.

Aspects / Objectives:

The final report was drafted to present the results of the BalticRIM project.


This report presents the results of the BalticRIM project and is divided into five different parts:

  1. BalticRIM Starting Points;
  2. BalticRIM Analyses;
  3. BalticRIM Solution;
  4. BalticRIM Recommendations;
  5. Maritime Cultural Heritage and Blue Growth.

Main Outputs / Results:

This report provides a synopsis of the legal and administrative situation and of the practices concerning the management of MCH with respect to MSP across the Baltic Sea states.

Analyses deal with the first-round processes of MSP during 2017-2020. The BalticRIM recommendations are tailored separately for both cultural heritage administration and MSP. This publication also considers the role of MCH in current Blue Growth initiatives across the BSR and the development of perspectives, focussing on tourism.


The results of the BalticRIM project can be used as examples for other sea regions and can be taken into consideration by planners, decision-makers and other stakeholders. 

Responsible Entity:

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:

BalticRIM project.