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Joint effort for better cross-border cooperation on the Sea

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Look back at the Baltic SCOPE Kick off event

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Baltic SCOPE

Providing solutions for transboundary dimension

WELCOME TO THE BALTIC SCOPE

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In the Baltic SCOPE project, Maritime Spatial Planning authorities and Regional Sea Organisations in the Baltic Sea Area are coming together for the first time to find the planning solutions to transboundary issues and improve the Maritime Spatial Planning processes.

The main goal of our collaboration is to come up with common solutions of the cross-border maritime planning leading to greater alignment of national plans. To achieve the goal, two MSP cases will be performed, where the first encompasses the Baltic Sea’s southwest area, which affects Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Poland, and the other comprises the marine area between Estonia, Latvia, and Sweden. Both case studies will focus on how shipping traffic, energy production, fishing, and environment function in these areas and how they can compromise.

OUR APPROACH

Achieve cross-border cooperation
Deliver added value to ongoing MSP processes by being additional to ongoing tasks
Support the actual implementation of MSP by providing closer link to the national MSP processes

WHAT WE DO

CASE STUDIES

Both case studies organise practical planning exercises focusing on selected cross-border topics including shipping traffic, energy production, fishing and environment involving stakeholders from project countries. Also, pre-defined “hot spot” areas and topics of special concern are refined and looked at in more detail.
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BEST PRACTICES & LESSONS LEARNED

To promote consistency and coherence of maritime spatial plans across marine regions which not only requires practical maritime spatial planning experience within Member States, but also the capacity to apply best practices as well as ongoing cooperation across borders and mechanisms that facilitate the exchange of best practices.
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EVALUATION AND MONITORING

The indicators for the two concrete pilot areas will be developed, and further elaborated into a possible common framework to be applied across the whole Baltic Sea Region in future maritime spatial planning processes to come.
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We  CARRY OUT concrete cross-border cooperation between Member States in the Baltic Sea Region.
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We ASK what is needed to achieve successful cross-border cooperation and where potential barriers may lie.
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We DEVELOP recommendations for cross-border maritime spatial planning processes.
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Partner meeting: producing solutions
2016-06-27
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Central Baltic Stakeholder Conference
2016-06-13
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Baltic SCOPE booming at European Maritime Day
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JOIN US for the

  • 14 – 15 September 2016 – Planners meeting for both cases in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 23 – 24 November 2016 – 2nd Baltic MSP Forum in Riga, Latvia
  • 24 November 2016 – Partner meeting in Riga, Latvia
  • 13 – 14 December – Concluding Partner meeting, place tbc

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INGELA ISAKSSON
Project Manager and Coordinator
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Tel : 0046 (0)10 698 6229
Mobile : 0046 (0)703 662529
ingela.isaksson@havochvatten.se

This website reflects only the project Baltic SCOPE partners’ view and that the European Commission or Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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