Who we are

BaltiCities is a joint project between Finland and the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) to raise awareness of the Baltic Sea and promote the state of the Baltic Sea, especially its coastal areas.

Our website address is: https://balticseashorestories.com.

BaltiCities project is coordinated by Finnish Environment Institute and Baltic Seashore Stories campaign is produced by Videotiiviste Oy.

Feel free to contact us:

Ljudmila Vesikko, Senior Coordinator

Joni Pohjankettu, Communications Consultant

Content of the service

The homepage contains campaign information, user uploaded videos and information related on BaltiCities and Baltic Seashore Stories project. More detailed information on the topics can be found in the main menu.


We ask for your consent to the use of cookies when you visit balticseashorestories.com. You can change your consent by clicking on the Cookie Settings link at the bottom of each page.

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser on the user’s device. Cookies do not harm users’ computers or files. For example, cookies allow us to display embedded content such as youtube videos and social media embeds.

Blocking cookies may affect the user experience of the site, but it does not affect the functionality of the site. Read more about cookies on the Finnish Cybersecurity Centre website.

Essential cookies
Some cookies are necessary for the syke.fi website to function as intended. Necessary cookies cannot be disabled.

Statistical cookies
Statistical cookies are used to collect information about the usage rates and user satisfaction of our web services. We use this information to improve our website.

Read more about Google’s privacy policy

Marketing cookies
Some balticseashorestories.com pages use third-party applications to present content.

These applications may place cookies on the user’s browser when the page loads, which transmit information to the third party.

Third-party applications are used, for example, to embed videos, audio files and social media embeds on the website, which cannot be used without the consent of marketing cookies.

Third-party applications are subject to the third-party terms of use and other terms and conditions.

Videos on the website use the YouTube app or Vimeo app.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Usage tracking

General statistical information on the use of the website is collected for the development of the service. This information includes the number of visitors to the site, the popularity of the pages, from which page the visitor has come to the service, the most used search terms and browsers.

The information collected includes the user’s IP address, time of day, pages visited, browser type, operating system used and screen resolution. Visitor statistics are based on Google Analytics reporting, which uses a cookie and JavaScript code from Google Analytics software. You can read about the use of cookies on the cookies section above.

Uploading media

If you upload videos to the website, you might want to upload videos without embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Please note, that other visitors on this website can’t access your uploaded videos directly.

If you upload videos to Baltic Seashore Storie campaign, your videos and related information will be delivered to Finnish Environment Institute and Videotiiviste Oy and may be shared with project partners.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Your data is only used for BaltiCities project and Baltic Seashore Stories campaign.

Your data may be therefore shared only with BaltiCities project partners. This data includes only the data fields you have provided while uploading videos to the service.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments, file uploads, opt-ins on forms and other input may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your data provided while uploading a video file is sent to File Request Pro service and forwarded to Google Workspace by Alphabeth Inc.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Balticseashorestories.com contains copyrighted material. It can be freely linked to and the text material contained therein can be used in accordance with good practice. The use of photographs, other visual material and maps must always be agreed separately with SYKE’s web office (syke.fi). When using material from balticseashorestories.com, the source and date must be indicated.

Last update: 5.5.2023