Estonian EU external border programme



Associated partners

1. Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia (Latvia); 2. Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM), (Finland); 3. Kotka Maritime Research Centre (Finland); 4. Estonian Ministry of the Environment; 5. Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs; 6. Estonian Ministry of Finance

Thematic objective

TO6 Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaption

Start date: 15.04.2023

End date: 14.10.2023

Duration: 6 months

Specific area

Increasing awareness of environmental protection and efficient use of energy resources

Programme co-financing

90 000,00

Total budget

100 000,00


North Estonia
South Estonia

Contact email

[email protected]

Project status

Completed (5th Call for proposals)


The sea knows no borders – decisions concerning economic development and resource use in one Baltic Sea country can affect all countries bordering this already impacted marine area. 

In the recently completed ADRIENNE project it was assessed how alternative human uses either alone or combined with other pressures may affect diversity, ecosystem functioning and services in the highly utilized and sensitive transboundary water body of the Gulf of Finland. This evidence was integrated into the PlanWise4Blue portal.

Under current capitalization  project “ADRIENNE+” project partners aim to maximize the results already achieved by the previous ADRIENNE project.

Overall objective: to improve the ability of stakeholders to use the PlanWise4Blue portal for cross-border planning and management of the north-eastern Baltic Sea region, to formulate suitable actions to cope with cumulative pressure of human uses and increase environmental awareness among the general public.

Specific objectives:

  • to expand the geographical reach of the PlanWise4Blue portal beyond the Gulf of Finland, covering the entire Estonian and Latvian maritime areas;
  • to include effects of maritime transport into PlanWise4Blue portal together with human-induced pressures already incorporated in the portal (e.g., fishing, energy, aquaculture);
  • to increase the potential number of users in all affected countries, because the spatial relevance of the portal will expand and because its application will be relevant to more types of stakeholders.