This workshop will address cross-border maritime spatial planning matters from an environmental perspective and the need for tools for monitoring and assessing environmental issues. In the workshop findings from the work carried out in the NorthSEE project as well as related planning issues regarding the marine environment of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea will be introduced. Cross-border issues such as the need for coherent blue green infrastructure will be in focus.
The workshop will also introduce and showcase spatial decision support tools for maritime spatial planning, including from the NorthSEE project on connectivity modelling, and related experiences from North, Baltic and Adriatic Seas relative to the development of tools for cumulative impact assessment. An interactive part of the workshop will include workstations, where the participants can get the opportunity to get a closer look on the functionalities of impact assessment tools as:
- Symphony (Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management),
- The Baltic Sea Impact Index (HELCOM),
- MYTILUS (Aalborg University),
- Tools4MSP (CNR-ISMAR)
- Ecopath with Ecosim as part of the education-oriented platform; the MSP Challenge BSR/NSR (Breda University of Applied Sciences).