About the project Plan4Blue

Plan4Blue brings together the key blue growth and maritime spatial planning actors from Estonia and Finland to identify pathways to sustainable use of the sea areas and resources. The collaborative process analyses the economic potential of different scenarios and identifies environmental risks and management options.

Main outputs

  • Agreements on cross-border Maritime Spatial Planning objectives, planning options and a framework for continuous collaboration
  • Jointly produced Blue Economy scenarios
  • Spatial analysis of potentials and risks of Blue Economy
  • Guidelines for multidisciplinary analyses and stakeholder process to support Maritime Spatial Planning


Basemap of Plan4Blue project area
The project activities focus on the Estonian and Finnish sea areas in the Gulf of Finland and the Archipelago Sea.

Work packages


  • Finnish Environment Institute (Environmental Policy Centre, Marine Research Centre and Communications Unit)
  • University of Tartu (Estonian Marine Institute and School of Economics and Business Administration)
  • University of Turku (Centre for Maritime Studies, Turku School of Economics, Department of Geography and Geology)
  • Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
  • Regional Council of Southwest Finland
  • Baltic Environment Forum Estonia

Associated partners

  • The Ministry of Finance, Estonia
  • Harju County administration, Estonia
  • Ida-Viru County administration, Estonia
  • Lääne-Viru County administration, Estonia
Plan4Blue Kick-off
Plan4Blue project's Kick-off meeting in December 2016.


Published 2018-01-25 at 17:47, updated 2018-01-25 at 17:46
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