Bothnian Bay Life - Integrated Management System for the Bothnian Bay, Sweden & Finland
The main objective of the project was to get an overall picture of the state of Bothnian Bays' marine and coastal environment and of the factors affecting it. In addition, it aimed at improving the information exchange between the main actors (authorities, industries and coastal municipalities). The project produced a comprehensive Action Plan which identifies the characteristics of the Bay, analyses its environmental problems and gives guidelines for harmonized monitoring and status assessment. The AP consists in the following tools: (1) The Bothnian Bay Environmental Information Database which provides ample information about the "State of the Sea" and "Loading" (only available in Finnish and Swedish). (2) The BAT (Best Available Technologies) Information Exchange System, designed for the metal industry in the Bothnian Bay area. (3) The Bothnian Bay Water Quality and Ecosystem Model - a tool based on a three-dimensional model on flow and water quality, combined with an ecosystem model.