New Baltic LINes reports available!

Two new reports from the project “Baltic LINes” are analysing data needs and availability as well as establishing guidelines to data exchange and dissemination towards building a prototype Baltic Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI), which will make it easy to access open standard datasets.

One of the Baltic LINes project activities, led by HELCOM, is to provide updated data for maritime spatial planners via a prototype of a Baltic Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) which will access open standard datasets. The report “Data needs and availability” developed by HELCOM emphasises the need for data in order to propose planning solutions for linear infrastructure (cables and pipelines), fixed installations such as wind farms or shipping routes in the Baltic Sea. The first step towards designing the prototype MSDI is to evaluate what kind of data planners need and what is actually available in each country. This report summarizes the dataset list and gives an overview of the missing datasets. This report will be constantly updated to provide an up-to-date overview of the publicly available and relevant MSP datasets in the Baltic Sea Region.

The project partners from Aalborg University have published a report “Data Exchange and Dissemination”.This report summarizes the results of the analysis of the prerequisites for a Systems Architecture for a Transnational Data Infrastructure for MSP. The first part includes the findings of a desktop study of available systems providing interoperable data and existing technology standards. The second part is presenting the analysis of user demands based on experience from former projects as well as interviews with planners carried out during this project. Finally, the specification of the design requirements and a conceptual model for the system is presented.

Download reports HERE.