Hav möter land - sustainable use of the unique values of the sea and coastal areas of Kattegat and Skagerrak
The project contributes to fulfilling: Tying the region together
Sub programme: Kattegat/Skagerrak
Lead Partner: Länsstyrelsen i Västra Götalands län
Norwegian Project owner: Østfold fylkeskommune
Partners: Vestfold fylkeskommune, Buskerud fylkeskommune, Aust- Agder fylkeskommune, Fylkesmannen i Østfold,
Fylkesmannen i Telemark, Fylkesmannen i Vestfold, Fylkesmannen i Aust-Agder, Fylkesmannen i Buskerud,
Århus universitet, Göteborgs universitet, SMHI (Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut), Region Halland, Länsstyrelsen i Halland, Orust kommun, Kungsbacka kommun, Sotenäs kommun,
Lysekils kommun, Falkenbergs kommun, Naturvårdsverket, Artdatabanken, Västra Götalandsregionen.
Project Period: 1 September 2010 - 31 August 2013
Total Budget: 3 620 811 EUR
EU Grant: 1 160 999
Norwegian IR Grant: 519 484
The overall aim of the project "Hav möter land" was to contribute to a sustainable use of the unique values of the sea and coastal areas of Kattegatt and Skagerrak. The vision was to create a ecosystembased management and proactive spacial planning of the Kattegat and Skagerrak area involving all administrative levels and relevant stakeholders where usage goes hand in hand with environmental consciousness and where interests are managed in a context of climate change adaption.
The project "Hav möter land" built on the former project "Forum Skagerrak". However "Hav möter land" included a larger geographical area (including Kattegatt) and involved more administrative levels (local, regional and national). "Hav möter land" intended to develop common tools, methods, platforms for exchange of information and knowledge. The project also intended to produce a regional climate model, vision and guidelines for crossborder strategies for a sustainable management and use of the coast and sea of the Kattegat-Skagerrak area. These were based on the knowledge of today and in a context of adaptation to climate change. The project also enforced the link between management and scientific knowledge, which contributed to create a dynamic adapted ecosystembased strategy of the region.