The BONUS BALTSPACE final conference took place in the European Parliament in Brussels on 7 March 2018 (15:00-17:00 hrs). The conference was hosted by Gesine Meißner, Member of the European Parliament and President of the Intergroup Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.
The researchers of the BONUS BALTSPACE project have for the past three years studied MSP processes in the Baltic Sea Region. In particular, they have analysed them for different types of integration mechanisms, i.e. policy and sector integration, integration across scales and boundaries, stakeholder integration as well as integration of the knowledge base. The researchers identified challenges as well as enabling conditions in MSP processes and developed approaches that support the work of maritime spatial planners.
At the project conference “Reaching across sea spaces – Results on MSP from the BONUS BALTSPACE project”, the project partnership presented findings with particular focus on stakeholder and cross-border integration. Together with invited representatives from other regional seas contexts they discussed challenges, opportunities and solutions for MSP.