Project outputs

Baltic LINes Outputs

Main project outputs

  • Identify future conditions for shipping and energy in relation to Maritime Spatial Planning
  • Prototype of pan-Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning spatial data infrastructure for shipping and energy
  • Offer suggestions of transnationally coherent planning solutions for linear infrastructures
  • Recommendations for a formalised Baltic Sea Region agreement on transboundary consultations on linear infrastructure within the Maritime Spatial Planning process


Project output library


BSR MSP data infrastructure for shipping routes and energy corridors

Download the Baltic LINes report on data availability 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.


Download the Baltic LINes report on data exchange and dissemination The report developed by Aalborg University summarizes the results of the analysis of the prerequisites for a Systems Architecture for a Transnational Data Infrastructure for MSP.


Future requirements for MSP in relation to shipping and energy sectors in BSR

Download the Baltic LINes report on shipping in the Baltic Sea


Report “Shipping in the Baltic Sea: Past, Present and Future Developments Relevant for Maritime Spatial Planning” was developed by Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) under Work Package 2.1. “Screen and analyse available information, data and maps related to shipping in the Baltic Sea”.


Download the Baltic LINes report “Stakeholder Involvement in Long-term Maritime Spatial Planning: Latvian Case”


The report developed by the Latvian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development is a summary of the experience gained and the successful and unsuccessful practices, provided to the parties involved in the long-term development planning of different sectors as an example of a possible approach for involving sectoral representatives in future development planning in Latvia.


Download the report “Exploring the future of shipping in the Baltic Sea” This report deals with the scenarios building activities done under the Baltic LINes project. The goal of this report is to discuss the results of the shipping scenario activities along different themes and thereby provide suggestions for other activities in the project, for example the development of recommendations for MSP.


Transnationally coherent planning solutions for linear infrastructures

Download the study “Capacity Densities of European Offshore Wind Farms” A study dealing with the prospective capacity density of European offshore wind farms concentrates on two key questions: What mean capacity density (MW per km²) can be assumed for future offshore wind farms? How do different national regulatory frameworks influence capacity density? The present study has been conducted by the German consultancy Deutsche WindGuard GmbH.

Download the report “Identifation of Transnational Planning Criteria”

Download “Infopaper From Planning Issues Towards Planning Solutions”

Download “A Practical Guide to the Designation of Energy Inftrastructure in Maritime Spatial Planning”

Download “A Practical Guide to the Designation of Ship Corridors in Maritime Spatial Planning”


MSP Challenge session

Download a report Energy MSP Challenge in Copenhagen 2018 Baltic LINes and Baltic InteGrid projects organized a stakeholder workshop to discuss future development of offshore energy production and grid in the Baltic Sea region on 30 – 31 October 2018 in Copenhagen. FInd out more about results of the workshop in a report.