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Baltic Sea Checkpoint
Marine protected areas



The objective is to analyse the existing network of the Baltic Sea Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) in respect to:

  • Categories of MPA’s according to the IUCN classification;
  • Representativeness and coherence of the network according to Article 13 in the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
  • Effects of climate change on the network.

Relevant data sets and data layers will be gathered from

  • EMODnet-Human, EMODNET-Habitat and other 5 lots if relevant.
  • Eionet Central Data Repository,
  • HELCOM Baltic Sea Protected Areas Database,
  • MyOcean

Specific data required for this challenge will be collated from (inter)national projects.


KlaipÄ—da University