Curonian lagoon and Vistula lagoon are the main water systems of the Kaliningrad Oblast. Both are transboundary, the Curonian lagoon watershed is shared with Lithuania and the Vistula lagoon watershed is shared with Poland. Both lagoons are listed as Hot Spots and need a transboundary approach to develop a management plan that reflects specific issues of each of the lagoons.
Furthermore, the watersheds of the lagoons are connected by the Dayma river and the watershed of the Pregolya river belongs to both the Curonian and Vistula lagoons. Taking under consideration environmental conditions, economic activities and nutrient loads from the catchment area, there is a necessity to develop and implement marine spatial planning to improve the management of the lagoons.
BASE project provides a platform for research and authorities from participating countries to discuss different scenarios and find the solutions necessary for the development of the management plans.
Presentations from the Vistula Lagoon Forum organised in Kaliningrad 13-14 May 2014
VILA - opportunities and benefits of joint use of the Vistula Lagoon
ARCH - Architecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons
MOMENT - Modern water management
Presentations from the seminar: Curonian Spit & Lagoon, Kaliningrad, 19-20 June 2013
Report on "Practical measure for biodiversity conservation and approaches to integrated management of economic activities in the waters of the Baltic Sea adjustment to the Kaliningrad region".
Monitoring of the Curonian lagoon - presentation
Relict Mud in Curonian lagoon- object of marine natural heritage - presentation