BONUS BASMATI HANDBOOK: Process, Methods and Tools for Stakeholder Involvement in Maritime Spatial Planning

Abstract: 

This handbook was drafted in the context of the BONUS BASMATI project which aims at developing innovative solutions for Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the Baltic Sea. The document provides insights, and methodology for systematical stakeholder involvement in MSP processes. It targets decision-makers and planners and provides practical tools to improve stakeholder engagement in MSP.  

Sea Basin(s): 
Year: 
September 2020
Application in MSP: 
Applied in a related process
Sectors: 
Not sector specific
Type of Issue: 
Cross-border cooperation
Stakeholders
Type of practice: 
Guidance
Handbook
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Vision and aims
Analyse spatial aspects
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
Yes

Questions this practice may help answer:

  • How should stakeholder engagement be systematically integrated in MSP processes?
  • What are the expected benefits of stakeholder engagement for MSP?
  • Which tools enable concrete stakeholder engagement in MSP?

Implementation Context:

This handbook is a deliverable of the BONUS BASMATI project which aimed to develop integrated and innovative solutions for Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) from a local to a Baltic Sea Region scale.

Aspects / Objectives:

The aim of the handbook is to provide a framework for stakeholder involvement during maritime spatial planning process.

Method:

The handbook was drafted based on the BONUS BASMATI project outputs as well as on previous MSP projects (Baltic Scope, Pan Baltic Scope, Bonus Baltspace, etc.).

Main Outputs / Results:

The handbook provides practical tools and methods to implement effective stakeholder involvement in the maritime spatial planning construction phase. It provides insights and answers for planners and decision-makers.

Transferability:

Although this handbook focuses on the Baltic Sea it provides methodology for stakeholder involvement in any MSP process. 

Responsible Entity:

BONUS BASMATI PROJECT

Funding Source:

BONUS BASMATI PROJECT

Contact person:

Henning Sten Hansen

Aalborg University: hsh@plan.aau.dk