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55 MSP Practices

Baltic LINes

This guide, develop under the framework of the Baltic LINes project, presents a step-wise approach summarizing the considerations taken when assessing, deciding on and designating the suitable areas for offshore wind energy and grid development.

Baltic LINes

The shipping sector is one of the most prominent activities within any given maritime space so it is one the first sectors that is considered when drafting a maritime spatial plan.

BaltSeaPlan

Within the BaltSeaPlan project, an analysis has been undertaken for each Baltic Sea region country of all relevant policies and strategies which are currently in force in the given country.

DEDUCE

This tool is aimed at validating essential methodological tools that foster the strategies of integrated coastal zone management. The assessment proposes a common methodological framework for calculating and reporting indicators, and to illustrate the usefulness of the coastal Indicators of Sustainable Development approach to develop ICZM.

Maritime Spatial Planning Data Expert Sub-group of the HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working Group

The reports shows which data relevant for MSP should be shared among countries, what gaps exist as well as how the INSPIRE process can support MSP.

BALANCE

Practical criteria and a first set of tools that can be used repeatedly to assess ecological coherence of the Baltic Sea MPA networks.

MARMONI

One of the main aims of the MARMONI project was to develop a new set of marine biodiversity indicators and elaborate new monitoring concept for assessment of the status of marine biodiversity.

HELCOM Secretariat

This online tool allows for comparison of shipping traffic intensity in the Baltic Sea by ship type and date.

BaltSeaPlan

Within the BaltSeaPlan project, MSP processes were applied in eight distinct pilot areas throughout the Baltic Sea Region.

Baltic LINes

The Baltic LINes project (2016-2019) aimed to increase transnational coherence of shipping routes and energy corridors in Maritime Spatial Plans (MSP).

MARMONI

This practice researches the overlap between the MSFD and other EU and international laws and agreements. It investigates where do synergies exist and includes the opinions of international experts in the Baltic Sea Region.

BALTSPACE

The Bow-tie approach comes from a risk assessment background.