The very last Planning forum of the Pan Baltic Scope collaboration was held at HELCOM Secreatariat in Helsinki on the 25 and 26 September and strengthened cooperation and coherence in the Baltic Sea planning.
A Planning Forum like this supports cooperation and coherence between plans,
says Joacim Johannesson at SwAM, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, responsible for Sweden’s national maritime spatial planning. The forum is really hands-on and practical, facilitating exchange between members, says Johannesson.
In our series of Planning Forums in PBS, we have handled concrete issues which we all face,
says Philipp Arndt at BSH, Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, the German authority responsible for maritime spatial planning in Germany’s exclusive economic zone. For example analysis of economic or environmental impacts of plans, and we share and learn how to, among members.
The seventh and last edition of the Planning Forum also gave feedback on several upcoming project outputs presented, including economic and social analyses models, ecosystem based planning and land-sea interaction.
The Planning Forum has been a regular platform for collaboration on planning issues identified by the planning authorities and regional organisations in Pan Baltic Scope.
The Planning Forum has been one of the activities in the collaboration Pan Baltic Scope, a collaboration which holds its closing conference 19-21 November in Riga together with the United Nations’ IOC-UNESCO as well as VASAB and EU’s DG Mare. More information http://www.panbalticscope.eu/mspforum/
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