More than 80 experts, practitioners and scientists – representing a wide range of organizations around the Baltic Sea and beyond – shared their experience, knowledge and brought inspiration for further implementation and collaboration on Maritime Spatial Planning.
North, South, East and West – all directions of Europe were represented at the Baltic SCOPE kick-off, with planning experts from the Black Sea, Adriatic Sea, North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
– The demand for Maritime spatial planning is growing, therefore it is crucial to continue the work and bring up the joint solutions to facilitate cross-border collaboration in Maritime Spatial Planning, said Tomas Johansson, chairperson of the Baltic SCOPE Steering Group and head of unit of Maritime spatial planning and Maritime affairs at the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, in his concluding words.
Introduction to Baltic SCOPE project
Ingela Isaksson, Project Manager, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Baltic SCOPE South West Baltic Case
Tomas Andersson, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Baltic SCOPE Central Baltic Case
Ingūna Urtāne, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
Tackling MSP integration challenges in the BSR
Michael Gilek, BaltSpace Project Coordinator, Södertörn University
Cross-border planning in Adriatic Ionian MSP, ADRIPLAN project
Francesco Musco, University IUAV of Venice
Cross-Border cooperation in the North Sea
Leo de Vrees, Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Intended activities of Black Sea MSP project
Teofil Gherca, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration of Romania
Thank you for being part of the Baltic SCOPE kick-off event!
The Baltic SCOPE team
Riga, Latvia on the 29 September 2015
Baltic SCOPE is collaboration to achieve coherence and cross-border solutions in Baltic Maritime Spatial Plans. We aim to provide real planning solutions for trans-boundary issues and a template for dealing with similar issues elsewhere.