The Baltic Sea, lakes and rivers are Finland’s blue resources. Food and energy production and tourism draw on them. The BlueAdapt project (2018-2023) has explored and proposed innovative societal solutions that can improve the sustainability of both aquatic ecosystems and economic and social systems.
A recent example is the roadmap for guiding the blue transition in the sustainability transition, TRAGORA, which analyses key policy gaps and proposes ways to address them in guiding the blue transition – case studies include offshore wind, agriculture, and peat production. The BlueAdapt project is funded by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland.
Modeling — Work Package 1
Anthropogenic pressures and impacts to aquatic ecosystems
Experimentation & Innovation — Work Package 2
Promoting innovations and renewal of business models
Control Methods — Work Package 3
Adaptivity of regulation and policy
Recommendations — Work Package 4
Policy recommendations for Sustainable blue growth
Our multidisciplinary group of researchers constitutes of researchers from the Arctic Centre of the Universty of Lapland, University of Helsinki, Demos Research Institute Oy, Finnish Meteorological Institute, University of Eastern Finland and Finnish Environment Institute.