BALTSPACE project now a reality
BALTSPACE officially started its implementation on 1 April 2015. The project is one of eight consortia that were selected from the BONUS call 2014 on sustainable ecosystem services.
“We are delighted to have been entrusted with coordinating this important research among tough international competition,” says project coordinator Michael Gilek from Södertörn University. “The countries surrounding the Baltic have great hopes that maritime spatial planning can promote both economic development and help the marine environment by solving conflicts between maritime transports, fishing and tourism, for example.”
Michael Gilek believes that research in this area can be further developed.
“BALTSPACE will contribute with an interdisciplinary critical analysis of what benefits or restricts the planning process in various situations, as well as by developing planning tools that are adapted to the Baltic Sea,” he says.