Maritime Strategies

National and Regional Strategies with relevance to maritime space
For all BaltSeaPlan countries except Denmark the BaltSeaPlan project partnership has done an impact assessment of all national strategies with relevance to the sea space and produced some recommendations for national maritime policies based on this analysis.
The BaltSeaPlan Reports No 1–7 provide an overview of all policies and strategies currently in force in the respective countries and regions that influence the use of its sea space (e.g. energy, fishery, transport, tourism as well as nature conservation). Assessments are provided on how strong the impact of each strategy and/or policy is, whether it is of a direct or more indirect nature and whether the policies/strategies are compatible with each other. The reports show also those fields, where some strategy / policy would be needed, but are actually missing. As a result recommendations are developed on how to strengthen MSP related aspects within national maritime policies. The reports are meant to stimulate a cross-sectoral debate on goals & targets for dealing with space and filling gaps in national sectoral policies and strategies.
Implications of the internationl and national policy context for Baltic Sea space and MSP

The BaltSeaPlan Report No 8 “Implications of the international and national policy context for Baltic Sea space and MSP” provides an overview of policies, trends and strategies that will influence the use of Baltic Sea space in the years to come. How much space is likely to be taken up by offshore wind parks in the future, and what is the forecast for shipping and transport? How much space will need to be set aside for nature conservation? Are these objectives all in line with each other or do active choices need to be made? The report also indicates those policy fields where no such clear objectives have been set yet. Its analysis lays the foundation for the  BaltSeaPlan Vision 2030.