Maritime Institute in Gdansk (PL)
Aalborg University (DK)
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SE)
Ministry of Environment and Regional Development of Latvia (LV)
Scientific and Research Institute of Maritime Spatial Planning Ermak North West LLC (RU)
SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth (DE)
Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RU)
Project lifetime: 01.08.2019 – 30.09.2021
Total project budget: € 999,972.50
ERDF: € 909,950.00
ENI & Russia budget: € 90,022.50
Own contribution: € 192,695.88
The SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth will lead activity A2.2 'Supporting the implementation of the MSP in the BSR'. It will address experience gained with the implementation of MSP and the monitoring and evaluation of results, from past and on-going processes in the BSR and beyond. Nearly all BSR countries are involved in the preparation of maritime spatial plans, and several have concrete experience with the practical implementation of these plans. The activity focuses on realising successful transnational knowledge-transfer from existing experiences in the Baltic and other sea basins (e.g. North Sea).
The activity consists of following sub-activities:
Report on identified mechanisms for the implementation of MSP
The SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth will prepare a report on identified support mechanisms for the implementation of MSP, encompassing conclusions on:
- criteria and indicators for the process, content and performance of maritime spatial plans and related SEAs and proposals for how to follow up on the accomplishment of regional MSP commitments;
- favourable and less favourable conditions for implementing maritime spatial plans and the achievement of intended effects;
- relationship with or integration of other spatially relevant (sectoral) planning.
During this sub-activity, a workshop to collect the mechanisms and practical ideas how to implement, monitor and evaluate maritime spatial plans will be organised.
User guide and visualization material of BASEMAPS
The HELCOM Secretariat ensures the enhancement of the Baltic MSP web-map. It will promote the use of BASEMAPS, one of the first decentralised data sharing platforms designed and developed during the projects BalticLINes and Pan Baltic Scope. Within the activity, a user guide and visualisation material of BASEMAPS available for MSP data providers, planners and other users in the BSR will be provided.
A proposal for an institutionalized tool to follow-up on regional MSP commitments
The HELCOM Secretariat develops a proposal for a regular follow-up on the accomplishment of regional MSP commitments. Information on progress in MSP has been or will be generated within a number of projects, which could be utilised to investigate a suitable future regional follow-up system for consideration by the countries within the HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working Group.
MSP Roadmap for Russia
The Scientific and Research Institute of Maritime Spatial Planning Ermak NothWest and the Russian State Hydrometeorological University will focus on realising an MSP Roadmap in order to stimulate the implementation of MSP in Russia. The Roadmap will consider relevant national MSP frameworks, identify key activities, relevant stakeholders and responsible institutions, as well as analyse the compliance of MSP objectives with the goals and objectives of the national project 'Ecology' and Russian federal and regional strategies for the Baltic Sea.
Capacity4MSP will create a practically oriented and interactive collaboration platform for MSP stakeholders, decision- and policy makers that will inform, support and enhance on-going MSP efforts by capitalising on the outcomes of various transnational MSP projects and national MSP processes. It will deepen and widen the knowledge and experience gained from projects by synthesizing, amplifying and transferring the project outcomes to new practical solutions, as well as intensify the dialogue among MSP stakeholders (MSP practitioners, institutions responsible for MSP, blue economy representatives, environmentalists, etc.), decision and policy makers (e.g. EU COM, relevant ministries, HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working Group, its Data Expert sub-group, etc.).