Multi-level Governance in Maritime Spatial Planning throughout the Baltic Sea Region (PartiSEApate)

Project duration: 2012 September – 2014 September 
Financers: Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 – 2013. 
Project budget ~1 040 000 EUR. 
The overall objective: to initiate cross-border, cross-sectorial and multi-level governance in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) throughout the Baltic Sea Region 
To develop models on how multi-level governance can be realised in MSP within three pilot case areas: - Pomeranian Bight - Lithuanian Sea - Middle Bank. 
To develop practical guidance for planners on how multi-level MSP consultation processes shall be carried out in future throughout the BSR.
To engage national bodies, sectors & researchers in a dialogue on a pan-Baltic level. 
To develop a pan-Baltic approach for those topics whose spatial dimension transcends national borders? 
To develop a concept for an MSP institutional and governance model for transnational cooperation, agreements and data exchange. 
Project partners: Maritime Institute Gdansk (MIG) – leading partner Maritime Office in Gdynia (MOG) Maritime Office Szczecin (MOS) Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia (BEF) Latvian Institute for Aquatic Ecology (LHEI) Klaipeda University Coastal Research and Planning Institute (CORPI) Region Skåne, Sweden Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Managemen (SwAM) German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) Institute of Marine Research of Norway VASAB Secretariat 
Project manager in Latvia: 
Anda Ruskule; 
phone +371 6735 7548,
e-mail: anda.ruskule[at]bef[dot]lv  
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