PROTECT BALTIC will create a protection optimization framework, a unique and comprehensive decision support package unlike any other in the world.
For the first time ever, a region is brought together to develop a transparent, data-driven, science-based, step-by-step approach for identifying protection and restoration targets and to define a shared approach on how best to protect and restore.
The project then transforms this approach into practical actions by strategically implementing protection and restoration measures at ecologically relevant spatial and temporal scales, guided by cutting-edge modelling techniques.
The framework is co-created with Baltic Sea member states and serves as a blueprint for planning, executing, governing, managing and monitoring Baltic Sea protection and restoration initiatives. It provides a foundation for each state to optimize their spatial protection efforts and streamline governance for adaptive management, with the ultimate goal of preserving biodiversity, associated ecosystem functions and services.
PROTECT BALTIC is funded by the European Union under Grant agreement ID 101112866. This publication was funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.
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