Thank you for joining the North SEE and Baltic LINes maritime spatial planning conference taking place on 13th – 14th February 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.
The conference brought together more than 200 participants from the MSP community representing different ministries and authorities, stakeholders from the shipping, energy and environment sector, transnational organisations and initiatives, NGOs as well as research institutes from both regions.
Find the conference photo gallery here.
Find the conference presentations here.
9 interactive workshops introduced with the NorthSEE and BalticLINes project’s main findings, showcasing the major role of transnational cooperation in MSP. Workshop topics:
WEDNESDAY, 13th FEBRUARY
Welcome / opening
Dr. Karin Kammann-Klippstein, president of German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)
Dr. Michael Frehse, Head of Department H – Community – of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
Jan Schmidt, Secretariat of Interreg Baltic Sea Region
Introduction to the NorthSEE and Baltic LINes project results
Moderator: Stephen Jay
NorthSEE and Baltic LINes at a glance. Dr. Kai Trümpler, German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)
Shipping. Jeroen van Overloop, Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport, Belgium
Energy. Dr. Andronikos Kafas, Marine Scotland
Data. Manuel Frias, HELCOM Secretariat
Planning Criteria. Riku Varjopuro, Finnish Environment Institute
MSP Challenge2050. Harald Warmelink, Breda University of Applied Sciences
Inspirational talk about transnational cooperation in the North and Baltic Seas
Claudia Bode, Thing Collective
Lunch break and exhibition of national MSPs
Workshops – session 1
Energy - NorthSEE and Baltic LINes
Workshop will showcase some of the world’s front runners in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), highlight the successes in renewable energy developments and promote energy planning provisions.
Data in MSP
The workshop will explain the importance of data in MSP and look in details on development of the first map service prototype to access Baltic MSP up-to-date data from the original source.
Other sea uses in MSP
This workshop will explore a number of uses taking place in the North Sea and Baltic Sea regions, which are currently investigated by European projects.
16:00 – 17:30
Workshops – session 2
Environment – planning issues, criteria and tools
This workshop will address cross-border maritime spatial planning matters from an environmental perspective and the need for tools for monitoring and assessing environmental issues.
Find out about the findings on the shipping and energy trends, demands and challenges facing maritime spatial planning, quarell a bit on facts, verify them, brainstorm on future and try to translate them into spatial consequences.
Multi level governance
Workshop will address the lessons learned from the Baltic LINes projects on transboundary consultations and the NorthSEE initiative’s assessment of the role of Regions in marine planning as well as will explain the first findings of assessing the application of the Baltic Sea Common Regional MSP Framework.
Dinner and evening activity
THURSDAY, 14th FEBRUARY
Workshops – session 3
Shipping - planning issues, criteria, tools
In this workshop will be presented projects’ results, findings and recommendations regarding the shipping sector, for example the identification of planning mismatches, national approaches for the planning of shipping corridors and good practice planning approach for transnational coherent planning of ship corridors.
Learn more about the different stakeholder involvement tools and develop a Maritime Spatial Plan for the RICA Sea (a fictive sea basin) during the MSP Challenge board game session.
Synergies and conflicts
Are you also dealing with maritime conflicts or trying to establish synergies between maritime sectors? If so, this meeting is for you!
Moderator: Angela Schultz-Zehden
Visual artist: Christian Ridder
Plenary discussion panel
Lodewijk Abspoel, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands
Thomas Johansson, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Alda Nikodemusa, VASAB Secretariat
Dr. Nico Nolte, German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)
Sine Olsson Heltberg, Danish Maritime Authority
Concluding remarks and end of conference
Juan Ronco Zapatero, DG Mare
Axel Kristiansen, Secretariat of Interreg North Sea Region
Dr. Kai Trümpler, German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)
BACK TO BACK MEETINGS
14/02/2019 Comment off
During the Connecting Seas conference on 13 – 14 February 2019 in Hamburg, Germany a visual artist Christian Ridder captured main ideas and topics from the discussions and workshops in one picture. You are welcome to download the visual summary.Read more
03/01/2019 Comment off
Connecting Seas conference will host 9 interactive workshops
The Connecting Seas conference on 13 – 14 February 2019 in Hamburg, Germany will host 9 interactive workshops that will introduce with the NorthSEE and BalticLINes projects’ main findings, showcasing the major role of transnational cooperation in MSP. The workshops will mainly take an interactive format, fed by a series of presentations by invited speakers.Read more
24/10/2018 Comment off
Save the date! Connecting seas – NorthSEE and Baltic LINes MSP conference
The MSP conference “Connecting Seas” from two INTERREG sister projects “NorthSEE” and “Baltic LINes” will take place on the 13th – 14th February 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. The conference programme will cover topics related on the North Sea and Baltic Sea Region’s experience of dealing with Maritime Spatial Planning, with a focus on shipping, energy and environment.Read more
Lead partner of both projects
Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)