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.

Project information

Project partners

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)

Associated partner:

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 €

Project period

Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2019

Project Manager

Pernilla Flyg
+46 (0)8 519 558 30

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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