Publications


Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) for Blue Growth Study (2018)

Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) for Blue Growth Study (2018)

The study provides guidelines for successful MSP. It is divided into three parts, presenting a methdodology for creating an MSP vision process, 9 maritime sector analysis fiches with a specific focus on MSP, and an MSP Indicator Handbook.

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Towards an implementation strategy for the sustainable Blue Growth Agenda for the Baltic Sea Region (June 2017)

Towards an implementation strategy for the sustainable Blue Growth Agenda for the Baltic Sea Region (June 2017)

The report, which was elaborated by s.Pro for the European Commission (DG MARE), collates the results of a systematic stakeholder dialogue in the Baltic Sea Region. The aim of the dialogue was to identify and discuss in greater depth the processes necessary to realise the Baltic Blue Growth Agenda in the coming years. s.Pro is the author of the publication. PROJECT: Towards an implementation strategy for the Baltic Blue Growth Agenda

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 Spatial economic benefit analysis (BONUS BaltSpace project report) June 2017

Spatial economic benefit analysis (BONUS BaltSpace project report) June 2017

The BONUS BALTSPACE project aims to analyse integration as a key mechanism in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). The report gives answers to the questions: Who benefits from which marine use? Where are those beneficiaries geographically located? Which integration challenges can be met by the tool “spatial economic benefit analysis”? Which are the limitations of the tool?

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MSP data study - Evaluation of data and knowledge gaps to implement MSP (Winter 2016)

MSP data study - Evaluation of data and knowledge gaps to implement MSP (Winter 2016)

The MSP Data Study, undertaken on behalf of DG MARE between February and December 2016, presents an overview of what data and knowledge are needed by Member States for MSP decision making, taking into account different scales and different points in the MSP cycle. It examines current and future MSP data and knowledge issues from various perspectives (i.e. from Member States, Sea Basin(s) as well as projects and other relevant initiatives). PROJECT: MSP Platform

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MSP Governance Framework Report (June 2014)

MSP Governance Framework Report (June 2014)

s.Pro is the author of the MSP Governance Framework Report presented at the Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum in Riga on 17-18 June 2014. The report draws on state-of-the-art analysis of pan-Baltic cooperation in the field of MSP including a broad set of interviews with sector representatives and MSP governance experts. It provides recommendations to the HELCOM-VASAB Working Group on MSP for developing guidelines on transnational cooperation and consultations, as well as on public participation. PROJECT: PartiSEApate

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Study in support of impact assessment work on Blue Biotechnology (October 2014)

Study in support of impact assessment work on Blue Biotechnology (October 2014)

The European Commission (DG MARE) has published the “Study in support of impact assessment work on Blue Biotechnology”, co-developed by s.Pro as part of a consortium under a Service Framework Contract with DG MARE. The main purpose of the study has been to assist stakeholders to fully deliver on the potential of Blue Biotechnology for growth and jobs by promoting the sector’s sustainability, competitiveness and visibility. PROJECT: Blue Biotechnology Study

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 Support activities for the development of maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas (August 2014)

Support activities for the development of maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas (August 2014)

With this project, s.Pro (co-author) and its partners have provided a clear picture of maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas in terms of patterns (public or private driven, market outreach, value-chains, geography of business relations), quality and quantity of partners. Within the overall study s.Pro has been in particular responsible for the Adriatic-Ionian sub-sea basin. PROJECT: MedCluster Study

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 Baltadapt Action Plan. Recommended actions and proposed guidelines for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region (August 2013)

Baltadapt Action Plan. Recommended actions and proposed guidelines for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region (August 2013)

The Baltadapt Action Plan promotes the implementation of the Baltadapt Strategy and specifies priority activities for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region. PROJECT: Baltadapt

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 Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region (August 2013)

Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region (August 2013)

The Baltadapt Strategy aims to prepare the ground for a politically endorsed Baltic Sea Region-wide strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region. PROJECT: Baltadapt

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BaltSeaPlan Findings: Experiences and Lessons (March 2013)

BaltSeaPlan Findings: Experiences and Lessons (March 2013)

s.Pro is the author of the publication BaltSeaPlan Findings: Experiences and Lessons (March 2013), a summary report on outputs achieved by the BaltSeaPlan project as well as future actions needed to further develop maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond. The publication was launched at an expert workshop with the European Commission in March 2013 in Brussels. PROJECT: BaltSeaPlan

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 Study on Blue Growth, Maritime Policy and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (December 2013)

Study on Blue Growth, Maritime Policy and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (December 2013)

Under a Service Framework Contract with the EU Commission / DG MARE, s.Pro as part of the EUNETMAR consortium has developed a study on Blue Growth, Maritime Policy and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The aim of the study is to ensure seamless interfacing between the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), the Blue Growth and the Europe 2020 agenda, as well as the 2014-2020 programming period. PROJECT: Baltic Study

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 SUBMARINER Roadmap – Towards blue-green economy in the Baltic Sea Region (September 2013)

SUBMARINER Roadmap – Towards blue-green economy in the Baltic Sea Region (September 2013)

s.Pro is also co-author and editor of the publication "SUBMARINER Roadmap. Towards blue-green economy in the Baltic Sea Region" (September 2013). Based on the findings of the Compendium, the SUBMARINER Roadmap promotes new initiatives in the field of sustainable and innovative uses of Baltic marine resources PROJECT: SUBMARINER

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 SUBMARINER Compendium – An Assessment of Innovative and Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources (Autumn 2012)

SUBMARINER Compendium – An Assessment of Innovative and Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources (Autumn 2012)

This joint output of the SUBMARINER project provides, for the first time, a comprehensive assessment of the potential for innovative and sustainable uses of Baltic marine resources. s.Pro is co-coordinator and editor of the publication. PROJECT: SUBMARINER

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s.Pro is founding and managing partner of the SUBMARINER Network, which brings together an unlimited range of public and private actors from all Baltic Sea Region countries in order to promote and realise activities necessary for using marine resources innovatively and sustainably.

s.Pro manages the European MSP Platform financed by the EU Commission in order to provide administrative and technical support to Member States in implementing the MSP Directive through an inter-active website, focal points in all EU sea-basins, targeted technical studies and facilitation of MSP related workshops and conferences.