The project is to develop a ‘Blue Solutions’ network committed to safeguarding the sustainable use and restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems through protected area management. Network participants exchange information on strategies, instruments and experience in this area, in addition to developing and testing pilot measures. To this end, the project organizes workshops and has set up an online platform. It also documents the results of knowledge exchange and subsequently advises on how best to integrate and implement agreed approaches into national and regional strategies and planning processes. In this way, with the help of the project, the partner countries contribute to implementing one of the key areas of activity of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD).