This report contains recommendations on how MSP needs to take into account coastal planning, ship routing, port development, offshore wind development, transnational infrastructure planning, places of refuge, Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas, MPAs as well as different EU Directives.
Questions this practice may help answer
What aspects related to maritime transportation have to be considered in MSP and how, in order to improve maritime safety?
The Manual “Maritime Safety and Sustainable Spatial and Regional Development” was developed in the scope of the BalticMaster project. At the time, MSP a very new policy instrument in the Baltic Sea and few MSP authorities had been designated
Aspects / Objectives
This manual aims to improve maritime safety by integrating local and regional perspectives concerning Marine Spatial Planning issues. More specifically, it intends to:
- Offer both, information on maritime legislation with spatial relevance and to offer in- formation on aspects of spatial planning which are of relevance for maritime safety,
- Describe the maritime safety relevance of several different planning fields, and
- Provide for recommendations resulting from research and case studies carried out in the course of the project
Based on the findings from the project case studies, the manual shows the relation of sea uses and other MSP relevant policies to maritime spatial planning. Furthermore, it makes recommendations on how to consider these interlinkages in maritime spatial planning and/or national sectoral policy. For offshore wind energy production and transnational infrastructure, the Curonian Split and the Fehmarn Belt assessed as case studies.
The described interlinkages are relevant for other MSP contexts.
Maritime Institute Bremen
Costs / Funding Sources
The Baltic Master project was funded by the Baltic Sea Region Programme.