Co-develop solutions with public and private stakeholders in Helsinki for mitigating tradeoffs in Helsinki island tourism to preserve ecosystems and biodiversity while enhancing nature experiences.
Increased uptake of the ecosystem service concept for planning island tourism in Finland and in Europe and increased understanding of the value of marine ecosystems and water quality.
Helsinki has around 300 islands and 130 km of shoreline, with the Helsinki Archipelago being a unique part of the city with high recreational and environmental value. Visit Finland has recently named marine islands as one of its key focus areas with large potential and interest among both domestic and international tourists. Recreation and tourism are related to hiking, swimming, fishing, sailing, boating, diving, birdwatching, and experiencing cultural heritage. However, biodiversity hotspots may be at risk if tourism increases. DP11 will support decision-making on tourism development in marine islands.