Presentations from Maritime Spatial Planning for Blue Growth

This page contains the presentations from the conference Maritime Spatial Planning for Blue Growth: How to plan for a Sustainable Blue Economy?, organised by the European MSP Platform on behalf of the European Commission and held on 11 - 12 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

Session 1: Setting the Scene

Opening speech by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

 

Opening Words by Jaak Aab, Minister of Public Administration, Estonia:

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Keynote speech by Philipe de Backer, State Secretary for the Fight against Social Fraud, Privacy and North Sea, Belgium
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Session 2: How to plan today to accommodate tomorrow's Blue Economy?

Technical Study EU MSP Platform: What is the role of visions in supporting MSP and Blue Growth? by Angela Schultz-Zehden, European MSP Platform
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Case study 1: Celtic Seas Partnership by Lyndsey Dodds, Head of Marine Policy, World Wide Fund for Nature
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Case study 2: Belgium Vision Process 2050 by Frank Maes, Director, Ghent University Maritime Institute
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Case study 3: BLUEMED Initiative by Gauci Borda, Core member, BLUEMED strategic board
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Case study 4: Balitc LINes by Ulrich Scheffler, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency in Germany
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Case study 5: Sea change project New Zealand by Raewyn Paert, Policy Director, Environmental Defense Society
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Session 3: Assessing Future spatial demands of the blue economy

Technical Study : Assessing future demands of Blue Economy by Javier Fernandez Lopez & Jan Maarten de Vet, European MSP Platform
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Session 4: How can synergies between maritime sectors be promoted through MSP?

Floating Power Plant by Chris McConville, Project Manager, Floating Power Plant's UK subsidiary
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Aquaculture: from conflict to blue growth by Michelle Borg, Unit Manager, Malta Planning Authority
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MSP from the Coastal and Maritime Tourism perspective: the Emilia-Romagna Region case study by Andrea Barbanti, Research Manager, ISMAR-CN
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Session 5: Wrap-up session: Implications for MSP in Europe and beyond

Science-based approaches and decision support tools: their role in MSP implementation and Blue Growth by Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
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