The Archipelago Sea and southern Bothnian Sea

Vision for 2030

Thanks to its central location, the area has developed as a prominent player in the Baltic Sea region, strengthening the role of all of southern Finland within the Baltic Sea market.

The area is home to a high-technology marine cluster, which is highly competitive by international standards and includes an extensive subcontracting network. Key specialist areas include marine technology industries and specialist industrial services. The marine and technology industries have made investments in product development and next-generation products and services.

Fishing is a vital livelihood in the marine area, alongside which fish-farming has also grown in importance. The food industry plays a major role in the area and its growth and product development opportunities have been put to productive use.

Comprehensive renewable energy solutions have been placed front and centre in regional development. Efforts have been made to promote renewable energy generation and use and related entrepreneurship, and the area’s extensive energy expertise has enabled the sector’s growth. Offshore wind farm construction has brought together expertise in the energy, offshore and technology industries in a new way that is no longer tied to traditional sectoral boundaries.

The area is home to a globally unique, integrated natural and landscape destination and its tourism is successfully coordinated and developed at the regional level. Its unique archipelago nature and vibrant cultural heritage are essential pull factors in terms of tourism.

The vibrant archipelago is easily accessible and offers high-quality services for residents.

Maritime spatial planning have involved creating a vision for each planning area. The vision describes the main development goals to be reached over the next tens years.