The project BALTACAR (Baltic History Beneath the Surface) aims to demonstrate the huge tourism potential of the underwater cultural heritage of the Baltic Sea by developing easy and convenient ways for visiting our unique and well preserved shipwrecks.
1) National Heritage Board of Estonia (EST) - Lead Partner
2) Finland's National Board of Antiquities (FIN)
3) Swedish National Maritime Museums (SWE)
4) Adrianto OÜ (EST)
5) Aalto Group Oy (FIN)
6) Haninge Municipality (SWE)
7) NGO West-Estonia Tourism (EST)
Åland Board of Antiquities (FIN)
Information about financing
The project is financed by the Interreg Central Baltic Programme
Project budget: 1 633 242,71 €
ERDF: 1 294 568, 19 €
SMM budget: 462 320,30 €
ERDF: 346 740,22 €
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2019
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The Gålö seal-training station
Take a look at a sister-project within Interreg Central Baltic. Footprints of Defense in the Archipelago develops military-history tourist destinations, including Gålö in the Stockholm archipelago.
In the early 1940s, during World War II, a secret military operation was built on Gålö under the name of Operation Palmen. Grey seals were trained to detect foreign u-boats and torpedoes.
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