Expected Outcome:

Project outputs and results are expected to contribute concretely to the following expected outcomes as marked (“*”) whilst supporting the overall medium and longer term objectives:


This report, produced within the PHAROS4MPAS project, proposes a set of recommendations on how public and private stakeholders in the Mediterranean can collaborate in order to prevent or minimize the impacts of maritime traffic in Marine Protected

Baltic LINes

This paper presents the recommendations, which have been derived from the analyses and activities carried out during the Baltic LINes’ project implementation.


An often-discussed theme in Maritime Spatial planning is the relation between Offshore Wind Farms (OWF) and shipping and how to plan to reduce conflict/risk between the two sectors.

The Nautical Institute

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) will become an increasingly important issue for the shipping sector over the next few years.


This case study was developed as part of the SIMCelt project to complement three other case studies which explored how transboundary interaction is approached in the Celtic Seas.

Baltic LINes

The report synthesises availble information on shipping in the Baltic Sea. Particular attention is paid to (future) developments that should be taken into account by MSP.

Dutch MSP process

This practice shows how safety distances can be calculated between areas used for shipping and offshore wind farms.

HELCOM Secretariat

This online tool allows for comparison of shipping traffic intensity in the Baltic Sea by ship type and date.


This practice analyses the effects and scoial costs of pile driving for offshore wind farms, seismatic research and shipping on underwater noice and the consequences for mammel behaviour.

Marine Traffic

MarineTraffic provides a monthly service recording 800 million vessel positions as well as 18 million vessel and port related events, which is useful for a MSP process.