BalticRIM – Baltic Sea Region Integrated Maritime Cultural Heritage Management

BalticRIM brings together archaeologists and spatial planners from Baltic Sea countries to integrate the maritime cultural heritage into maritime spatial plans for a sustainable management and protection of underwater sites.

Through the transnational exchange of experience and knowhow and the joint development of these perspectives, these actors gain new knowledge on ways to steer the integration of MCH into cross-sectoral planning processes. Furthermore, they learn how to foster sustainable Blue Growth through the use of synergies between MCH and other activities by intelligent management and spatial planning. This knowledge – to be documented e.g. in a set of planning criteria and related recommendations as well as a lesson learnt report on the update of regional MCH concepts – will also be shared with a broad variety of stakeholders in the participating regions as well as with other regions around the Baltic Sea and beyond. By implementing regional pilot activities and involving related stakeholders such as municipalities, private entities and sectoral agencies, the BalticRIM partners generate new knowledge about the feasibility to realize concrete MCH projects in specific areas in their region.


Funding: INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020

Budget: 2,621,797.80 Euro

Duration: 01.10.2017 – 30.09.2020