VIDEO ARCHIVE

of the 2nd Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum

WELCOME & OPENING SPEECHES
Moderator: Axel Wenblad, Senior advisor and independent MSP expert

  • Jacek Zaucha, Chairman of VASAB Committee on Spatial Planning and Development of the Baltic Sea Region
  • Thomas Johansson, Head of Marine Spatial Planning and Maritime Affairs, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
  • Haitze Siemers, Head of Unit for Maritime Policy in the Baltic and North Sea, EC Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

PLENARY SESSION
Marine Spatial Planning in support of a sustainable ocean based economy
Alejandro Iglesias Campos, Programme Specialist at Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

PLENARY SESSION
Maritime Spatial Planning process
Lodewijk Abspoel on behalf of Leo de Vrees, Senior Advisor at Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of Netherlands

PLENARY SESSION
Environmental aspects in MSP: the art of the possible
Rhona Fairgrieve, Manager, Scottish Coastal Forum

PLENARY SESSION
WWF’s experiences of MSP across Europe – lessons and common themes
Alec Taylor, Marine Governance Programme Manager, WWF-UK

PLENARY SESSION
Maritime Spatial Planning and Offshore Wind Development
Per Hjelmsted Pedersen, Independent Senior Advisor at Hjelmsted Consulting

Panel discussion: Transforming borders into solutions
Moderator: Axel Wenblad, Senior advisor and independent MSP expert

Representatives of the BSR MSP Authorities
Ingūna Urtāne, Latvia
Kai Trümpler, Germany
Thomas Johansson, Sweden
Jacek Zaucha, Poland
Tiina Tihlman, Finland
Anni Konsap, Estonia
Peter Dam, Denmark

Recommendations on trans-boundary planning from Baltic SCOPE
Moderator: Axel Wenblad, Senior advisor and independent MSP expert

Presentations and speakers:

  • What is Baltic SCOPE? by Ingela Issakson, Project Manager and Coordinator Baltic SCOPE, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
  • Findings and recommendations from Central Baltic case by Ingūna Urtāne, Director of Spatial Planning Department of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
  • Findings and recommendations from Southwest Baltic case by Tomas Andersson, Senior Analyst at Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
  • Better evidence for MSP in BSR by Manuel Frias Vega, Project Manager at HELCOM

Obstacles and enablers in a transboundary planning collaboration (Baltic SCOPE)
Moderator: Johanna Egerup, Senior Adviser at Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Speakers:

  • Michael Kull and Andrea Morf, Baltic SCOPE lessons learned, Senior Research Fellows at Nordregio (Nordic Centre for Spatial Development)
  • Riku Varjopuro, Baltic SCOPE monitoring & evaluation framework, Head of unit at the Finnish Environment Institute, Environmental Policy Centre, Interactive Governance Unit
  • Hannah Thomas, Senior Programme Officer of the Marine Programme, United Nations Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Anni Konsap, Advisor of the Planning Department at the Estonian Ministry of Finance
  • Jan Schmidtbauer Crona, Senior Analyst at Swedish Agency of Marine and Water Management
  • Wesley Flannery, Lecturer in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPACE) and Institute of Environmental and Spatial Planning (ISEP) at Queen’s University, Belfast

Past two years all over the Europe: case studies 1
Moderator: Talis Linkaits, Head of VASAB Secretariat

Presentations and speakers for the 1st session:

  • Social network analysis and possibilities for transboundary MSP. Case of Adriatic Sea by Marija Lazić, Maritime Spatial Planner, MSc, Waterway Transportation Organisation and Infrastructure Planner, B/MSc
  • MSP activities in Black sea area and achievements of MARSPLAN-BS project by Laurenta Alexandrov and Alina-Daiana Spinu, MSP experts, National Institute of Marine Research and Development “G.Antipa”, Constanta
  • Belgium case by Steven Vandenborre, Attaché senior Jurist Marien Milieu
  • The past two years of MSP in Estonia: the good, the bad, the ugly by Anni Konsap, Adviser of Spatial Planning Department at Ministry of Finance, Estonia

Past two years all over the Europe: case studies 2
Moderator: Talis Linkaits, Head of VASAB Secretariat

Presentations and speakers for the 2nd session:

  • MSP approaches in the Basque Country (Bay of Biscay, NE Atlantic) by Kemal Pinarbasi, Marine Spatial Planner, PhD Scholar in AZTI, Spain
  • Cross-border cooperation in the Celtic Sea area and intended activities of the SIMCelt project by Joseph Ansong Onwona and Celia Le Lievre, Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland Centre, University College Cork
  • Croatian spatial planning system and strategic approach to MSP by Vesna Marohnić-Kuzmanović, Head of Department at Croatian Institute for Spatial Development
  • Latvian case by Ingūna Urtāne, Director of Spatial Planning Department of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

Defense and maritime spatial planning
Moderator: Johanna Egerup, Senior Adviser at Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Presentations and speakers:

  • From separate planning issues at sea to the holistic perspective of MSP – how does it affect the interest of national defence? by Camilla Bramer, Urban planner, team leader of spatial planning at Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters, Infrastructure department
  • Defence interests in MSP context by Ilona Ekmane, Deputy Head of Civil-military Cooperation Section at Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia and by Vera Solovjova, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia
  • Issues arising in ongoing MSP processes by Eva Rosenhall, Senior Adviser at Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and by planner from another country´s MSP process – e.g. DE
  • “The open process of MSP versus the secrecy need of national defence” and how national defence has been handled in a MSP process by Nerijus Blažauskas, Senior researcher, Coastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda University

What are the research needs for planning in 21st century?
Moderator: Alda Nikodemusa, Deputy Head of VASAB Secretariat

Presentations and speakers:

  • Geography, Process, and Governance: future needs for MSP by Helena Colado, University of the Azores Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Towards adaptive planning of marine space – from theory to practice by Robert Aps, University of Tartu
  • Setting the scene for transnational MSP – Conceptions in the Baltic Sea and North Sea Region by Malena Ripken, Centre for Environment and Sustainability Research University of Oldenburg
  • Findings of Baltic Coast project! by Gerald Schernewski, Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Head of Coastal and Marine Management group
  • Genetic biodiversity in Baltic Sea Marine Protected Areas: a study of policy, implementation and platforms for knowledge transfer by Annica Sandström and Carina Lundmark, Luleå University of Technology
  • Supporting marine management from the bottom up by Jacqueline F Tweddle, MarCRF Research Fellow in Marine Spatial Management at the University of Aberdeen and Marine Scotland Science

Working with culturally significant areas in maritime spatial planning (ICES)
Moderators: Kira Gee and Andreas Kannen, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, ICES Working Group for Marine Planning and Coastal Zone Management

Work session structure:

  • The CSA concept – origins and key principles
  • Applying the CSA concept in practice – a case study from the UK
  • Mapping Cultural Ecosystem Services and CSA – a case study from Sweden
  • Group discussion round 1: Practical opportunities and constraints of the CSA concept from the perspective of planners
  • Group discussion round 2: How would the application of the CSA concept work in MSP practice?
  • Presentation to the plenary and summary discussion.

European Union Maritime Spatial Planning Platform
Moderator: Angela Schultz-Zehden, Contract lead manager

Presentations and speakers:

  • Introduction into the MSP Platform and the related service offer by Angela Schultz-Zehden, Contract lead manager
  • Resources on MSP from the Baltic Sea by Susanne Altvater, s.Pro – sustainable projects GmbH
  • MSP in the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean by Stephen Jay, University of Liverpool and Lucy Greenhill, Scottish Association for Marine Science
  • MSP in the Black Sea by Laurenta Alexandrov, NIMRD
  • MSP in the Mediterranean Sea by Emiliano Ramieri, Thetis and by Javier Fernandez, Ecorys Madrid

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