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After being presented to the 2nd Baltic MSP Forum, the initial outcomes of Baltic Sea Region MSP Data Expert Sub-group are now available for wider public
Upon the given tasks MSP Data Expert Sub-group has identified main transboundary/cross-border MSP themes and developed a relevant list on available data sets necessary for development of coherent maritime spatial plans across the Baltic Sea region.
 
The list on available data sets are structured into 11 themes accordingly to the Directive (2014/89/EU) establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning (MSP Directive). Although for national maritime spatial planning purposes there is a need for wide range of data sets on different scales, MSP Data group agreed on most important data sets which are relevant from transboundary cooperation and consultation perspective. It is noted that other existing maritime spatial plans (both within the country and neighbouring countries) also serve as input information for MSP. 
Baltic MSP Forum: transforming borders into solutions. Watch it online
The 2nd Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum – the biggest regional event of the institutions responsible for maritime spatial planning (MSP) gathering more than 250 participants from 32 countries is taking place on 23-24 November 2016 in Riga, Latvia.
 
This Forum with its 16 interactive workshops provides a platform for discussions among those involved and affected by maritime spatial planning on how to develop and enhance MSP in the Baltic Sea basin.
 
The plenary and the workshops of the first day on 23 November will be streaming online on the Baltic SCOPE website www.balticscope.eu starting at 9:30.
New chapter begins in the story of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

A new communications project is up and running to maintain and develop the communications of the EUSBSR. The project is called “Let’s communicate!” and it has a strong partnership consisting of representatives from Baltic Sea Region countries and pan-Baltic organisations. "Let's communicate!" is the new communication point of the EUSBSR!

Read more about the project HERE

1st call for Interreg BSR Seed Money opened

The 1st call for Interreg Baltic Sea Region Seed Money applications is launched. Interested applicants are welcome to submit their applications until 28 October 2016.

Seed money is funding provided by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme to support the preparation of projects in line with the Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). With seed money support projects can be prepared for any funding source available in the region.

 

VASAB encourages to prepare seed money project applications in relation to spatial planning topicalities within the Baltic Sea Region and contribution to the "VASAB Long-Term Perspective for the Territorial Development of the Baltic Sea Region till 2030" implementation.

Registration for the 2nd Baltic MSP Forum is open

The Registration to the 2nd Baltic MSP Forum which will be held on 23-24 November 2016 in Riga, Latvia is open until 4 November 2016.

The Baltic MSP Forum is about bringing together practitioners and researchers interested in MSP, as well as policy makers and stakeholders involved in marine and coastal activities to see the whole picture of the MSP and create more effective ways for the cross-border cooperation. The themes of the Forum are relevant and interesting for MSP practitioners from other sea basins as well.

Please register and see more detailed information on Baltic SCOPE website 

 

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