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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.

Conference topics

9 interactive workshops introduced with the NorthSEE and BalticLINes project’s main findings, showcasing the major role of transnational cooperation in MSP. Workshop topics:

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WEDNESDAY, 13th FEBRUARY

9:00
Registration
9:30
Welcome / opening

Speakers

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

10:00
Plenary Session

Introduction to the NorthSEE and Baltic LINes project results

Speakers

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

11:00
Coffee break
11:30
Inspirational talk about transnational cooperation in the North and Baltic Seas

Speaker

Claudia Bode, Thing Collective

11:45
Guided MSP cruise
13:00
Lunch break and exhibition of national MSPs
14:00
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.

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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.

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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.

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15:30
Coffee break
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.

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Future Scenarios

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.

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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.

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19:00
Bus transfer
19:15
Dinner and evening activity
22:30
Bus transfer

THURSDAY, 14th FEBRUARY

8:45
Registration
9:15
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.

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Stakeholder involvement

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.

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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!

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10:45
Coffee break
11:15
Concluding Plenary

Speakers

Moderator: Angela Schultz-Zehden

Visual artist: Christian Ridder

11:45
Plenary discussion panel

Speakers

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

13:00
Concluding remarks and end of conference

Speakers

Juan Ronco Zapatero, DG Mare

Axel Kristiansen, Secretariat of Interreg North Sea Region

Dr. Kai Trümpler, German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)

13:15
Lunch

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Sessions
200+
Participants
30+
Speakers
Conference picture

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Conference picture

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.

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Connecting Seas conference will host 9 interactive workshops

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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.

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Save the date! Connecting seas – NorthSEE and Baltic LINes MSP conference

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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.

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Conference Venue

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg, An der Alster 72-79, Hamburg, Germany

Evening reception

The International Maritime Museum, Korea Street 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)

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