Connecting Seas conference 13-14 February 2019
The North SEE and Baltic LINes maritime spatial planning conference ‘Connecting Seas’ took place on 13 – 14 February 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. The joint INTERREG sister project conference focused on maritime spatial planning (MSP) in the North Sea and Baltic Sea regions and presented main findings and results elaborated in the projects.
The conference brought together more than 200 participants from the MSP community representing different ministries and authorities, stakeholders from the shipping, energy and environment sector, transnational organisations and initiatives, NGOs as well as research institutes from both North Sea and Baltic Sea regions.
9 interactive workshops introduced with the NorthSEE and BalticLINes project’s main findings, showcasing the major role of transnational cooperation in MSP. Workshop topics:
- Energy Sector planning issues, criteria, tools
- Shipping Sector planning issues, criteria, tools
- Environmental Impact
- Stakeholder involvement
- Other sea uses in MSP
- Data in MSPs
- Synergies and conflicts in MSP
- Future trends and scenarios
- Multi-level governance
Summary of the Connecting Seas conference
Conference in one picture
Venue: Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg