Cooperation with Russia
We coordinate the environmentally strategic cooperation between Sweden and Russia on marine and aquatic issues. A work plan developed by both Sweden and Russia form the basis of the cooperation. Coordinated management from source to sea and marine spatial planning are the identified areas for the cooperation.
Coordinated management from source to sea
SwAM cooperates with Russia on a source to sea study in the Luga River system. The study focuses on pollution and conservation of wild salmon in the Luga River. The collaboration also includes a pilot study regarding cumulative environmental impacts according to the Symphony methodology.
Marine spatial planning
SwAM also cooperate with Russia regarding our work with marine spatial planning.
Our main collaboration partners are ERMAK, which are involved in developing the marine spatial planning in Russia. Our government assignment to develop proposals for Sweden’s marine spatial plans indicate that we are to cooperate with our neighbouring countries. Cooperation at the official level makes it possible for us to influence the design and direction of Russia’s marine spatial plans. We can also help to bring a higher degree of environmental consideration from a Baltic Sea perspective.
We also have cooperation with Russia regarding operations conducted within the measures adopted for Russia’s national implementation of HELCOM’s Baltic Sea Action Plan. In addition, we collaborate with Russia within the Arctic Council and the Barents Euro-Arctic Council, BEAC.