From marine ecosystem accounting to integrated governance
for sustainable planning of marine and coastal areas
From marine ecosystem accounting to integrated governance for sustainable planning of marine and coastal areas

Decision-support geoportal

New geoportal dynamically links novel concepts of ecosystem services mapping, environmental accounting and sustainability compass into a geo-spatial representation tool tailored for key actors and stakeholders. The tool is developed together with important actors and stakeholders of the central Baltic Sea region.

The tool will be tested in two transnational pilot areas to develop sustainable planning solutions in these areas. The geo-spatial portal is a user-friendly communication tool to decision makers, allowing participation and continuous update of knowledge and data. It provides an indication of best practices for improvement and alternative scenarios in support to joint decision-making. For example, to tool can be used for self-assessment of actors’ performance in pursuit of UN Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, the geo-spatial portal supports the joint development and dissemination of a common understanding of the sustainable use of valuable natural resources in the Baltic Sea region, while simultaneously providing solutions for blue growth opportunities.

Responsible project partner for the tool development:  University of Tartu, Estonian Marine Institute. Please see the screen shots from the portal below, the test version and more detailed information will be available in the later stage of the implementation.