Estonian EU external border programme



Name of Lead Beneficiary

University of Tartu_ER55

Associated partners

Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety of the City of St. Petersburg; All-Russian non-governmental organization Russian geographical society - Leningrad oblast branch; Finnish Environment Institute (FEI); Kotka Maritime Research Centre (KMRC)

Thematic objective

TO6 Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaption

Start date: 01.04.2019

End date: 31.03.2022

Duration: 36 months

Specific area

Improving the biodiversity of joint natural assets

Programme co-financing

495.905,40 EUR

Total budget

551 006,00 EUR


North Estonia
South Estonia

Contact email

[email protected]

Project status

Completed (1)

ADRIENNE (completed on EST side) - ER55

Increasing capacity of environmental protection to maintain biodiversity and ecosystem performance inthe Gulf of Finland under multiple human uses and climate change pressure.

Project aims to improving awareness and capacity of maritime spatial planners and resource managers to mitigate risks related to cumulative pressures of human uses and climate change in the transboundary area of the Gulf of Finland.

Specific objectives:

  • Harmonizing methods in mapping of biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Producing maps of biodiversity and ecosystem services under different scenarios of human pressures and climate change
  • Implementing a cross-border functional decision support tool to provide practical solutions to mitigate disaster risks due to cumulative human pressures and climate change

 Main activities:

  • Identifying environmental values and associated ecosystem services
  • Establishing harmonized methodologies to map the ecological values
  • Mapping the biota and quantifying separate and synergistic impacts of human uses on joint nature assets
  • Development of scenarios and predicting their outcomes to joint nature assets
  • Developing the content and building approach for GIS Assessment Portal
  • Broad range of information and communication activities on TV and radio, targeted reports at different journals, final conference, training course of the use of the assessment portal, promotional materials package, projects’ web page

Project portfolio