Baltic Sea Regional Project, Tranche 1

Project Summary

The Baltic Sea Regional Project (BSRP) objective is to increase sustainable biological productivity, improve coastal zone management and reduce agricultural non-point source pollution through the introduction of ecosystem-based approaches for land, coastal and marine environmental management. The Project’s long-term goal is to provide the three Baltic Sea cooperating international bodies, HELCOM, IBSFC, ICES, and the recipient countries with management tools for sustainable agricultural, coastal and marine management, while improving social and economic benefits for the farming, coastal and fishing communities.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) in cooperation with the International Baltic Sea Fisheries Commission (IBSFC) and International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
6,620,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
450,000 USD
Total Cost 12,470,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
09 Jan 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
26 Feb 1999
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Jan 2003
Project closed
28 Apr 2008