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Join the PartiSEApate project!

Ever tried to draw a line on water? Water is a special element. Always in a flow. Fish, sea birds and other marine species hardly care for man made boundaries. The same is true for wind, currents or pollution. What we do with our Baltic Sea in one place usually effects our neighbours waters and coasts too. In a nutshell: The Baltic Sea is truly one shared common resource and one big ecosystem. 

The use of the Baltic Sea is increasing. With expanding activities like offshore wind energy parks, growing shipping traffic as well as environmental protection needs, an increasing number of users compete for a share of the limited and vulnerable Baltic Sea space.

One ecosystem, increasing use...would it then not be wise to use marine resources more efficiently through co-operation and co-ordination of the marine space?

What we do in PartiSEApate: PartiSEApate will develop and test methodologies for how to carry out multi-level Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) processes across national boundaries in three concrete pilot projects (Pomeranian Bight, Middle Bank and Lithuanian Sea). Through PartiSEApate, the bodies responsible for MSP across the Baltic Sea Region have joined forces in order to develop a pan-Baltic approach to topics whose spatial dimension transcends sectoral and administrative borders.

Maritime Spatial Planning: Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) has become the widely acknowledged and necessary tool for coordinating and balancing the spatial use of the sea. It aims to balance the interests of often competing sectors so that the marine space and resources are used efficiently and sustainably.

Participate in PartiSEApate!

Your input is needed! PartiSEApate invites you to become part of a true pan-Baltic process shaping the future of MSP and maritime governance  in the Baltic Sea. PartiSEApate engages administrators, sector representatives, researchers and experts in a series of thematic workshops and pan-Baltic dialogues. Join these events to exchange information, define conflicts, find synergies of uses and build a true pan-Baltic culture. For practical information visit:

Save these dates in 2013:

PartiSEApate Stakeholder Workshops

  • Aquaculture, April 15-16th, Gdansk, Poland
  • Climate Change, May 13th-14th, Ystad, Sweden
  • Research, May 28th-29th, Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Underwater Heritage, June, Riga, Latvia (date to be announced)
  • Offshore Wind Energy, September 3rd-4th, Hamburg, Germany
  • Data for MSP, September 17th-18th, Malmö, Sweden
  • Marine Environment & Nature Protection, October, Riga, Latvia (date to be announced) 
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