BALANCE

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Project part financed by the European Union

BALANCE – "Baltic Sea Management – Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Ecosystem through Spatial Planning" – was an INTERREG III B co-funded project aimed towards development of informed marine management tools for the Baltic Sea based on spatial planning and cross-sectoral and transnational co-operation. BALANCE, started in July 2005 and ended in December 2007. For more information about the project, see: http://balance-eu.org/about_us/index.html.

Part of the BALANCE datasets can be visualized and downloaded in the HELCOM Map and Data Service. Below you can also download several of the GIS datasets produced by the BALANCE project in zip-files.



Please note that the data source should always be cited when using the data. All details are included in the metadata attached to the shapefiles.


Baltic wide datasets

Dataset (raster/shapefile zipped)​Metadata (ISO)
Marine benthic landscapesView metadata​
Marine seabed sediments (raster)View metadata
Marine seabed sediments (polygon)View metadata
​Model results showing distribution of photic zone View metadata​
​Model results showing the bottom salinity field over the Baltic SeaView metadata​
​Model results showing the annual mean bottom current velocity (m/s)View metadata​
Modelled growth season bottom temperature View metadata
Seabed slope
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​Modelled distribution of every year bottom oxygen concentrations in the Baltic Sea during 2000-2006
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​Modelled distribution of minimum bottom oxygen concentrations in the Baltic Sea during 2000-2006​View metadata​
​Modelled distribution of minimum bottom oxygen concentrations in year 2000​View metadata​
​Modelled distribution of minimum bottom oxygen concentrations in year 2001​View metadata​
​Modelled distribution of minimum bottom oxygen concentrations in year 2002​View metadata​
​Modelled distribution of minimum bottom oxygen concentrations in year 2003​View metadata​
​Modelled distribution of minimum bottom oxygen concentrations in year 2004​View metadata​
​Modelled distribution of minimum bottom oxygen concentrations in year 2005

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​Modelled distribution of minimum bottom oxygen concentrations in year 2006​View metadata​


ARCHIPELAGO SEA AREA

Dataset (raster/shapefile zipped, metadata included in zip)
​Degree of physical exploitation in the Swedish Archipelago
Major harbours, industry and built-up areas in the Swedish Archipelago sea
​Marina along the Swedish Archipelago coast
Ocean in the Swedish Archipelago Sea
​Basic Environmental Data in the Swedish Archipelago Sea
​Elevation along the Swedish Archipelago Sea
​Modelled distribution of Baltic Esker Islands in Swedish Archipelago Sea area
​​Modelled distribution of Estuaries in Swedish Archipelago Sea area
​Modelled distribution of large shallow inlets and bays in Swedish Archipelago Sea area
Modelled distribution of coastal lagoons in Swedish Archipelago Sea area
​Modelled distribution of coastal lagoons and gloes in Swedish Archipelago Sea area
Modelled distribution of reefs in Swedish Archipelago Sea area
​Modelled distribution of sublittoral sandbanks in Swedish Archipelago Sea area
Modelled distribution of Boreal Baltis islets and small islands in Swedish Archipelago Sea area
Zonation of Finnish Archipelago Sea area
Communication infrastructure in Finnish Archipelago Sea area
Shoreline erosion induced by navigational activies along a segment of Turku-Stockholm deep lane
Shoreline erosion induced by navigational activies along deep line segments in Stockholm archipelago
​Marine noise disturbance from vessels in the Archipelago Sea area
Habitat heterogeneity in the Archipelago Sea area
​Potential dredging sites in the Archipelago Sea area
Human influence on coastal lagoons in the Archipelago Sea area
​Effects of marine management activities on fishing in Archipelago Sea area
​​Effects of recreational fishing on sensitivite habitats in Archipelago Sea area
Model distribution of perch young of the year in Archipelago Sea
​Model distribution of perch spawning habitat young of the year in Archipelago Sea
​Model distribution of pike young of the year in Archipelago Sea
​Model distribution of roach young of the year in Archipelago Sea
Model distribution of sander young of the year in Archipelago Sea


LATVIAN COAST

Dataset (raster/shapefile zipped, metadata included in zip)
​Furcellaria stands along the Latvian Baltic Proper coast


SKAGERRAK

Dataset (raster/shapefile zipped, metadata included in zip)
​Laminaria
Nephros