On January 1th, a new project, LYSTRA, was launched, which will bring more visitors to the World Heritage Site the High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago, a broader understanding of its values - and more knowledge how the site can be used in a more sustainable way.
LYSTRA has three main goals:
- More visitors in the World Heritage Site High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
- Increased understanding of world heritage values
- Improved knowledge base for sustainable use of the world heritage
To achieve these goals, an interpretation plan will be developed for the World Heritage Site. In addition, several digital products are planned, such as a high resolution map, animations explaining why the site is included on the World Heritage List and a new detailed land uplift model.
The High Coast coastal landscape and the lowland archipelago of Kvarken show in a outstanding way how t geological processes, ice ages, land uplift, sea ice and waves for thousands of years have shaped and still are shaping the landscape, plant- and wildlife and our entire environment.
- Kvarken Archipelago
LYSTRA project (www.merenkurkku.fi, in Finnish)
- LAND: Sverige, Finland
- Project lead partner: Parks & Wildlife Finland
- Project partners: Geological Survey of Finland the County of Västernorrland, City of Vaasa, Finnish Geodetic Institute, National Land Survey of Finland, Geological Survey of Sweden
- Projectbudget: 1 383 595 EUR
- Project duration: 01/2018–12/2020
- Co-Financed by the project partners and; Interreg Botnia Atlantica, Reginal Council of Ostrobothnia, County of Västernorrland, Länsstyrelsen i Västernorrland, Naturvårdsverket, Visit Vaasa, Kramfors, Örnsköldsvik, Världsarvet i Kvarken rf