Supported by Nature - nature based solution learning sites for a sustainable Baltic Sea
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PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
2 Water-smart societies
objective
2.1 Sustainable waters
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
November 2023 - October 2026

Supported by Nature

In the project Supported by Nature, local authorities, and education and research institutions, establish learning sites in protected coastal, wetland, watercourse areas to educate and demonstrate how nature-based practices efficiently prevent or reduce nutrients from entering the Baltic Sea.
Project summary

The aim is to increase the understanding of Nature Based Solutions (NBS) and how they contribute to improved environmental conditions for the Baltic Sea with the long term goal that a better knowledge foundation will lead to more frequent and adequate use of NBS in planning processes, as well as land- and seascape management. During the project, a number of NBS Learning Sites will be developed particularly focused on NBS connected to Multifunctional Wetlands, Coastal Water Habitats, and Watercourse Restoration. The project will pilot 1) Methods of establishing NBS Learning Sites through collaborative multi-stakeholder approaches (learning by doing), and 2) Methods to increase understanding of NBS through activities at Learning Sites (learning by experiencing). The partnership is biosphere reserves and universities in the Baltic Sea Region since their mission is to develop sustainable solutions, they involve a broad spectra of local stakeholders to enhance sustainability, and they have capacity to increase ocean literacy but are in need of areas for demonstration and knowledge generation. As endusers of the project output, BRs ensure its durability. The development of NBS Learning Sites will involve municipal technical staff, university programs with landscape approach, students, NGOs, and interest groups. After joint evaluation and refining of pilots, a broader implementation amongst project partners is applied and showcased as good practices outside the partnership.

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Budgets

Supported by Nature
in numbers.
  • 4.47
    Million
    Total
  • 3.58
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway
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39 Benefitting organisations 1 Solution(s) in preparation 1 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 2 Pilotactivities 12 Organisationsin the project

Supported by Nature
in numbers.

  • 56.213889415.2729187
  • 60.451753122.2670522
  • 58.380120726.72245
  • 54.6619717.2153
  • 54.353354213.475330464096267
  • 55.0113711.907682
  • 55.605293113.0001566
  • 56.029377814.1566859
  • 60.288597816.8923476
Lead partnerMunicipality of Ronneby
  • Town
    Ronneby
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Blekinge län
Total partner budget
905,240.80
Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Town
    Turku
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Varsinais-Suomi
Total partner budget
431,190.40
Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
378,644.80
Slowinski National Park
  • Town
    Smołdzino
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Słupski
Total partner budget
299,866.00
Administraton of the Southeast Rügen Biosphere Reserve
  • Town
    Putbus
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Vorpommern-Rügen
Total partner budget
698,484.00
Vordingborg Municipality
  • Town
    Vordingborg
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Vest- og Sydsjælland
Total partner budget
899,316.60
Marine Education Center in Malmö
  • Town
    Malmö
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Skåne län
Total partner budget
142,485.80
Kristianstads Municipality
  • Town
    Kristianstad
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Skåne län
Total partner budget
312,878.24
Nedre Dalälven Association
  • Town
    Gysinge
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Gävleborgs län
Total partner budget
403,083.72

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