DESCRIPTION OF ACTION
The aim is to encourage private owners to protect underwater marine biodiversity in their waters. The project utilises the extensive data collected by the Finnish Inventory Programme for the Underwater Marine Environment VELMU on the locations of valuable underwater habitats. In addition to the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG), the project involves the Tvärminne Zoological Station, the University of Helsinki, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and Åbo Akademi University.
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT AND FUNDING
Bank of Åland’s Baltic Sea Project
EUR 160,000 (in 2019–2021, granted on an annual basis)
MAIN IMPLEMENTING PARTY AND CONTACT
Anna Klemelä, Project Manager/BSAG