With the BALTSPACE interactive tool you are able to explore the projects findings in an easy and understandable manner. Learn more about the main challenges related to incorporating stakeholders, knowledge, different sectors and different governments into the MSP process. Click on the buttons in the 4 interactive areas to read the most important project findings related to these challenges.
BALTSPACE is providing science-based approaches and tools to clarify and improve the capacity of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) as a policy integrator in the Baltic Sea Region.
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BALTSPACE developed an analytical framework to explore and address various integration challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.
At the start of the project, academic and non-academic literature was used to identify the specific conditions which influence integration at various levels. For example, what are known obstacles to effective stakeholder integration? What can spatial planning theory contribute to facilitating territorial integration? What factors have been identified in other projects that enable successful policy integration?
BALTSPACE analysed the institutional and socio-ecologic contexts of MSP and critical integration challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.
The analytical framework developed by the project has been applied in the case studies. Based on document analysis, semi-structured interviews and – where available – existing research findings, BALTSPACE partners identified enablers and constraints that impact on different forms of integration in the BSR.
BALTSPACE developed and refined tools that help to address integration challenges.
Some tools had already been well established and applied in MSP and other similar fields, including for example risk management or institutional and policy analysis. Other tools were less well known or may need to be adapted to the specific needs of MSP. BALTSPACE tested and evaluated individual tools and combinations of tools, resulting in practical guidance for their application in the future.
The MSP Dialogue Forum brought together planners, sector experts and scientists to discuss project results.
Participants had the broad opportunity to comment on the analytical framework, the tools developed and tested, as well as any conclusions and lessons drawn by the project partners.