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133 MSP Practices

Pan Baltic Scope

The report was developed within the framework of the Pan Baltic Scope project, which aims to achieve coherent national maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region, and to build lasting macro-region mechanisms for cross-border MSP cooperatio

Pan Baltic Scope 

The Assessment was conducted as part of the activities of the Pan Baltic Scope project.

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.

ATLAS - Understanding deep Atlantic Ecosystems 

The document provides an inventory of deep-sea ecosystem services (as well as their Blue Growth potential) in various locations of the North Atlantic.

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.

Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) requires a spatially explicit framework for decision-making, and on that background the overall objective of BONUS BASMATI is to develop integrated and innovative solutions for MSP from the local to the Baltic Sea R

BALTSPACE

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

Angel Borja, Michael Elliott, María C. Uyarra, Jacob Carstensen and Marianna Mea

This book provides a 2017 update on scientific findings regarding implementing the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), and its aim of achieving good environmental status in all European seas by 2020.

Baltic LInes

To achieve renewable energy targets, some MSP authorities are zoning for Offshore Wind Farms in their Maritime Spatial Plans. An important factor for the energy production of a specific site is the so-called capacity density.