Sister project Baltic LINes
The BalticLINes project is the sister project of NorthSEE. The project aims to increase transnational coherence of shipping routes and energy corridors in Maritime Spatial Plans (MSP) in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). This prevents cross-border mismatches and secures transnational connectivity as well as efficient use of Baltic Sea space. Thereby Baltic LINes helps to develop the most appropriate framework conditions for Blue Growth activities (e.g. maritime transportation, offshore energy exploitation, coastal tourism etc.) for the coming 10-15 years increasing investors' security.
By working intensively side by side, the NorthSEE and BalticLINes project are able to strenghten each others output. The two projects are similar in:
- Some overlap of the partnership (Overlap of Lead Partner guarentees information and findings are spread among all partners)
- Overlap on two of the three thematic sectors (BalticLINes focusses on Shipping and Energy)
- 3 step approach of Identifying status quo, future trends and planning solutions
- Use of MSP Challenge to identify future trends and consult planning solutions with stakeholders
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Other European projects/initiatives
The European MSP Platform is an information and communication gateway designed to offer support to all EU Member States in their efforts to implement Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the years to come. With the adoption of the EU Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning (2014/89/EU), all coastal EU Member States are required to prepare cross-sectoral maritime spatial plans by 2021.
Funded by the EU Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), the European MSP Platform acts as the central exchange forum for the rich knowledge generated in past, current and upcoming MSP processes and projects. This will allow officials, planners and other stakeholders interested in MSP to build on what is already available, avoid duplication of efforts, assist in capacity building and foster development of new practices.