Studies and reports

As a consultancy at the intersection of various programmes and projects, we analyse their results from a broader perspective. Additionally, we compile commissioned studies and reports in direct response to our client’s information needs. Our aim is to produce reports that result in concrete sets of conclusions and recommendations, which are both visionary and can be realistically implemented in the conditions set. For this purpose, our reports are made to be readily understandable to a wide audience from different sectors and cultures.

s.Pro:

  • Carries out specific in-depth sector and country studies, based on desk research, surveys, in-depth interviews and targeted stakeholder meetings
  • Produces “applicable” reports that result in concrete sets of conclusions and action-ready recommendations,
  • Evaluates and monitor both programmes and projects, as well as authoring impact studies,
  • Develops policy recommendations, "best practice" reports, handbooks and guidelines,

MSP for Blue Growth Study – Under the EU MSP Platform, s.Pro co-authored the study on MSP for Blue Growth (2018) for the European Commission. s.Pro led development of the Handbook on Visions for MSP, intended to assist planners in developing a maritime vision or strategy, and contributed to the nine maritime sector fiches as well as the MSP Indicator Handbook.

MSP Data Study – s.Pro was the lead author on the MSP Data Study (2016), written for the European Commission under the EU MSP Platform. The study presents an overview of the data and knowledge needed by Member States to make MSP decisions, taking into account variations in scale and the differing points in the MSP cycle.

Towards an implementation strategy for the Sustainable Blue Growth Agenda for the Baltic Sea Region (2017) – this report was elaborated by s.Pro for the European Commission (DG MARE). It collates the results of a systematic stakeholder dialogue in the 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.

For further examples of our work, have a look at our selected publications 

A selection of studies:

Study on Blue Growth, Maritime Policy and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (December 2013)
MSP data study - Evaluation of data and knowledge gaps to implement MSP (Winter 2016)
Study in support of impact assessment work on Blue Biotechnology (October 2014)
Support activities for the development of maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas (August 2014)
Study on specific challenges for a sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism in Europe (2016)
Study on marine litter reduction (NLWKN)

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.