Workshop: Maritime Spatial Planning as Tool for Underwater Cultural Heritage Management
The preservation of cultural heritage has been identified as an issue for which currently no BSR country has developed sufficient planning policies regarding its maritime space. A particularly hot topic is the research and protection of ship wrecks, which bear high historical and scientific value.
Date: 3-4 June 2013
Location: Riga, Latvia
Host: Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia (BEF)
Contact: Ilze Kalvane, +371 6735 7553
Downloads: Agenda, Summary report of the workshop
- The cultural heritage of the Baltic Sea is a unique asset representing the common history and identity of the Baltic Sea Region.
- Preservation of the cultural heritage has become an essential policy planning issue regarding maritime space in the Baltic Sea Region.
- Emerging public interest in underwater heritage calls for solutions on how to balance its protection, research, security aspects and tourism potential.
- Appropriate approaches for reflection of sea related cultural heritage in MSP shall be discussed and agreed on at Pan-Baltic level.
- Initiate transnational and multi-sectorial discussions on MSP establishment as a management tool for underwater cultural heritage at Pan-Baltic level.
- Pan-Baltic stakeholders workshop on Maritime Spatial Planning as Tool for Underwater Cultural Heritage management in the Baltic States – A. Ruskule, BEF (
- Towards coherent maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea Region, transnational and project perspective – T. Linkaits, VASAB Secretariat
- Objectives and priorities in international policies for preservation of UCH - V. Zulkus, International Committee on the Underwater Cultural Heritage & Univ. of Klaipeda
- Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Baltic Sea – common past, common responsibility and common chance – R. Bleile, CBSS working group on underwater cultural heritage & A Foundation of National Museums of Schleswig-Holstein and the Headquarter in Schloss Gottorf
- Existing common problems balancing interests between protection of cultural heritage, tourism, research and security (Part 1) (Part 2) – J. Urtans, CBSS working group on underwater cultural heritage & State Inspection for Heritage Protection of Latvia
- Examples of regional/local approaches for protection and management of underwater cultural heritage and integration of this topic within MSP Poland – I. Pomian, Polish Maritime Museum in Gdańsk
- Protection and management of underwater cultural heritage in Lithuania – V. Žulkus, University of Klaipeda, Lithuania
- Regional/local approaches for protection and management of underwater cultural heritage and integration of this topic within MSP – the situation for England (UK) – C. Pater, English Heritage, UK
- MSP and Cultural Heritage In Sweden: Today and tomorrow – P. Norman, National Heritage Board, Sweden
- Introduction to UCH and MSP in the Netherlands – M.C. Houkes, Cultural Heritage Agency, The Netherlands