Open Workshop "Towards a coherent Maritime Spatial Planning in the Baltic Sea, Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk, Poland, 20th May 2011, 13:30 - 15:00
This open stakeholder workshop was organised by the BaltSeaPlan Project together with the HELCOM / VASAB working group on Maritime Spatial Planning in the framework of the European Maritime Day Conference 2011 (Gdansk, Poland, 19th -20th May 2011).

Towards coherent Maritime Spatial Planning in the Baltic Sea
The event has showcased the emerging role of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), anchored in the work carried out by the Helsinki Commission and Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea (VASAB). It has presented the adopted Baltic MSP Principles and eco-system based, integrated, cross-sectoral approaches to management of human activities.

The project BaltSeaPlan setted out a Vision 2030 to successfully deal with key transnational marine topics. It shows that forward thinking and transnational planning is prerequisite to a sustainable use of the Baltic Sea.

Further MSP projects, such as MASPNOSE, Plan Bothnia and MESMA were presented.

• Anita Mäkinen and Andrzej Cieslak, Co-chairs of the Joint HELCOM-VASAB Maritime Spatial Planning Working Group,
  • Andrzej Jagusiewicz, Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection in Poland, HELCOM Initial Holistic Assessment of the Ecosystem Health of the Baltic Sea
  • The Project Sub-regional Risk of Spill of Oil and Hazardous Substances in the Baltic Sea (BRISK)
  • Nico Nolte, German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, BaltSeaPlan Vision 2030
  • Hermanni Backer, Plan Bothnia Project
The session was moderated by Jacek Zaucha (Maritime Institute in Gdańsk) and Anita Mäkinen (HELCOM)

Please see attached presentation of Nico Nolte on the "BaltSeaPlan Vision 2030 - Towards the sustainable planning of Baltic Sea space".