SEAmBOTH is a three-year project running between 2017-2020. The project is financed by the Interreg Nord programme, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and The Regional Council  of Lapland (Finland). The overall goal is to help ensure the biodiversity, the ecosystems and the ecosystem services of the Bothnian Bay remain healthy and capable to sustain us in the future.  Within the SEAmBOTH project we work towards it by improving the marine management , maps and knowledge of the northern Bothnian Bay area.


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The project area

The project area spans between Luleå in the west and Oulu in the east covering the whole bay up to Haparanda/Torneå. Three pilot areas have been appointed for in-depth field surveys; Råneå archipelago in Sweden, Krunnit archipelago in Finland and Haparanda/Torneå archipelago right on the border between the two countries (see map below).

Map of the project area in the northern Bothnian Bay. Pink areas display the appointed pilot areas.

Participating partners from Finland

Participating partners from Sweden

Here we are – the SEAmBOTH team consisting of representatives from the partner organisations from Finland and Sweden.  In november 2017 we met for the first project meeting in the coastal town of Haparanda, situated right on the border between the two countries.