Increasing capacity of environmental protection to maintain biodiversity and ecosystem performance in the Gulf of Finland under multiple human uses and climate change pressure
SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT
The Project will focus on how alternative human uses either alone or combined with other pressures may affect diversity, ecosystem functioning and services in the highly utilized and sensitive transboundary waterbody of the Gulf of Finland.
Partners will combine novel spatial modelling products of species, habitats and fishery-related ecosystem services with expert-based assessment of synergistic effects of human uses on the biota and vice versa.
Within the course of three year action will target limitations of current maritime spatial planning practice and resource management as well as address common transboundary challenges in marine environment issues.
The improved biodiversity of joint natural assets will be achieved by smart planning and increasing awareness of environmental protection.