BONUS BALTSPACE approaches and tools on the agenda of "Future Coast – Europe" symposium
Adressing integration challenges in maritime spatial planning and understanding the BONUS BALTSPACE approaches and tools is on the agenda of the "Future Coast – Europe" symposium in Berlin, Germany on 5–7 October 2015.
Andreas Kannen from Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, coordinator of the research on approaches and tools in BONUS BALTSPACE, will give an overview on the issue in a session dedicated to the human dimension of integrated approaches of coastal management.
The “Future Coast – Europe” symposium is hosted by BONUS BALTSPACE partner Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research on behalf of the German Marine Research Consortium. It aims at bringing together Europe´s expertise in coastal research in order to identify key areas, which already have a good research data basis but would particularly benefit from an enhanced transdisciplinary concerted action and from transnational synergies. Furthermore, participants will discuss their individual research foci in relation to the European policies and policy developments such as Future Earth in order to set up demonstration missions for an integrated coastal zone management.
The event's overall objective is to elaborate a network of partners that work in well studied areas in European coastal and regional seas with a long standing history of projects in order to develop a joint research programme for fully-integrated coastal zone management. This will be the scientific basis for future European collaborative projects.