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Antropogenic activities in the Baltic Sea

by Johnny Reker

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The Ferry at Utö by Metsähallitus 2004
The Metsähallitus pier at Jüngfruskär Island by Metsähallitus
Septi cleaning facility by Metsähallitus
Buildings at the shore, Finland by Metsähallitus
Utö Island by Metsähallitus
A small harbour at Utö by Metsähallitus
Lighthouse at Utö by Metsähallitus
A small cutter  by Karsten dahl
A sorting facility for marine aggregates by Karsten Dahl
Marine aggregate extraction by Poul Erik Nielsen
Photo 1 Metsähallitus 2004
Diver Minna Boström  by Metsähallitus 2005
Scientist at work
Gunnar Thorson - a research vessel at work by Karsten Dahl
Geola in the Archipelago Sea 2005
Leisure boats by Metähallitus 2005
Fishing net lost at an submarine structure made by leaking gas by Jan  Nicolaisen, Orbicon
Culture heritage on the seafloor, large anchor (Stokanker) by Jan  Nicolaisen, Orbicon
2 stokanker-2

Description: The Baltic Sea is subject to severe environmental degradation caused by commercial and leisure activities such as dredging, fisheries, coastal development and land based sources of pollution, placing increasing pressures on vulnerable marine habitats and natural resources. Conflicting priorities and lack of integrated management planning is a key obstacle for resolving the current state of affairs. An ecosystem-based approach to marine management, based on transnational spatial planning, is a strong tool to overcome this challenge. Spatial planning, which merge data on marine landscapes, habitat distribution, economic values and conservation status with information on user practices and stakeholders dependence on natural resources, is needed for holistic planning and informed decision-making.

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