The report presents the results of the Pan Baltic Scope project, the main objectives of which were to achieve coherent national Maritime Spatial Planning in the BSR, and to build lasting macro-region mechanisms for cross-border MSP cooperation.
QUESTIONS THIS PRACTICE MAY HELP ANSWER:
- What factors should be considered in a cross-border Maritime Spatial Planning?
- How should Maritime Spatial Planning be implemented in cooperation with other countries?
The report represents a summary and analysis of two years of collaboration towards achieving the joint learning and knowledge co-creation within the Pan Baltic Scope project.
ASPECTS / OBJECTIVES:
The objective of the report is to share knowledge and lessons learned on cross-border Maritime Spatial Planning within the Pan Baltic Scope project.
The report provides a summary of project participants expectations, experiences, learning processes, as well as personal reflections on the main challenges for transboundary Maritime Spatial Planning in the Baltic Sea region.
The main chapters are:
- Cross-border Collaboration and Consultation to Support National MSP processes;
- Advancing the Implementation of the Ecosystems Based Approach;
- Data Sharing; and
- Integrating Land-Sea Interactions into MSP;
MAIN OUTPUTS / RESULTS:
The main recommendations are:
- Cooperate across borders;
- Involve more dimensions and knowledge on MSP;
- Share knowledge to better understand the MSP processes;
- Use the ecosystem-based approach; and
- Monitor and evaluate the work done to ensure continuous improvement.
The lessons learned from the cross-border MSP in the Baltic Sea region can be used to improve MSP in other regions.
Pan Baltic Scope project.
The report is developed within the framework of the Pan Baltic Scope project funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).