What is coast4us?

Coast4 Us seeks to develop a holistic and inclusive approach in the planning process. New methods and strategies will be developed and evaluated to visualize different values and interests and to improve local participation to make them more efficient and sustainable.

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People involved at an early stage

Marine and coastal areas face similar environmental and spatial planning challenges in the Baltic Sea Region. The increasing demands of exploiting these areas are creating potential conflicts with other interests such as preservation of natural recources and ecosystem services.Therefore, it is vital that tthe groups most affected by potential planning changes are involved at an early stage.

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Partners and Pilot areas

There are 15 partners in the project. These are municipalities, universities, governments, organisations and companies from Estonia, Latvia, Sweden and Åland.


Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Republic of Latvia

May 12, 2020

Presentation of VARAM

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development activities in Coast4us project The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (MoEPRD) […]

May 12, 2020

Presentation of Linköping university

Partner: Linköping University Participants: Josefina Syssner (project leader) Erik Eriksson (researcher) Amira Fredriksson (research assistance) Short description: The Swedish sub-study […]

May 8, 2020

Read about pilot area Tūja village.

Salacgriva Municipality have ended the active planning process in their pilot area – village Tūja. From May till September of […]

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