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Smart Blue Regions partners

Smart Blue Regions partners

Eight partners from six Baltic regions are taking part in the Smart Blue Regions project.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism Schleswig-Holstein organises the initiative “Sea Our Future” that brings together all maritime issues of the Land’s government. The Ministry promotes the sustainable development of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and acts as flagship leader of the SUBMARINER Network in the framework of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

  • Steffen Luesse

    Steffen Lüsse

    phone: +494319884551
    email: steffen.luesse(at)


The Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LIAE) is a state research institute under supervision of the Minister of Environment and regional development. Originally dedicated to basic and applied research of ecology and environmental problems in the Baltic Sea, LIAE has become the leading institution in the environmental expertise for marine and freshwater issues in Latvia. In the Latvian part of the Gulf of Riga and Baltic Proper LIAE is responsible for marine environmental monitoring. Within the SUBMARINER Network, LIAE is co-coordinator of the strategic action field Environmental impacts.

  • Anda Ikauniece

    Anda Ikauniece

    phone: +371 676 01995
    email: anda.ikauniece(at)


The Maritime Institute in Gdańsk (MIG) is a research and development unit supervised by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Development dedicated to maritime economy. The institute is co-leader of the SUBMARINER Network flagship project and (co-) coordinates the following strategic action fields of the SUBMARINER Roadmap: Actors, Ecosystem Services, Finance, Regulation and Image.

  • Joanna Przedrzymirska

    Joanna Przedrzymirska

    phone: +48.58. 301 9339
    email: joaprz(at)


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The Regional Council of Southwest Finland is one of Finland's 18 regional councils.  The Regional Council of Southwest Finland functions as an authority for regional development and as an organization for planning and promoting regional interests. 27 municipalities belong to the Council. The Council is also in charge of the regions international relations.


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The Association of Local Authorities of Ida-Viru County is a umbrella organization for 8 local municipalities (4 cities and 4 rural municipalities). Since 2018, the association’s responsibility is to coordinate the development at the county level and implement development projects. Ida-Viru county is part of North-Estonia and Gulf of Finland economic region. The key players of the region in the blue economy sector are the port of Sillamäe – the biggest private owned port in the Baltic sea - and the coastal tourism sector with SPA-facilities and small marinas.

  • Hardi Murula

    Hardi Murula

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The administration of Riga Planning Region (RPR) is a state institution supervised by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development. RPR Development Council representing 30 municipalities of Riga regions is its decision making authority. The task of the regional administration is to ensure regional development planning, coordination, collaboration between local governments and other national governmental institutions. The mission of the region is to coordinate and to promote sustainable and balanced development of Riga region. 


‘Pomorskie in the European Union‘ Association has been established by the Pomorskie Region authorities. It gathers local self-governments, regional development agencies, universities, NGOs, chambers of commerce and cultural institutions. Its main tasks are: foster a positive image of Pomorskie on the European scene, act as channel of information between the Pomorskie stakeholders and EU actors, lobby for European and Pomorskie interests and help Pomorskie be a full-fledged partner within the EU. The association has developed extensive cooperation links with European organisations and institutions on issues like: Baltic cooperation, cohesion policy, financial instruments, education, transport, R&D or innovation.

  • Joanna Przedrzymirska

    Joanna Przedrzymirska 

    phone: +48 607 863 588
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  • Krystyna Wroblewska

    Krystyna Wróblewska

    phone: +48 58 32 68 701
    email: k.wroblewska(at)

  • Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło

    Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło

    phone: +48 58 32 68 714
    email: m.leszczyna-rzucidlo(at)