The Baltic Sea Region is one of Nordregio’s four geographical focal areas. Our background has previously mainly been in research on terrestrial spatial planning, but Nordregio is becoming more and more involved in maritime issues also. On this page, you can learn about our latest projects related to maritime spatial planning.
Publications on Maritime Issues
The Lessons Learned Report is a summary and analysis of two intensive years of collaboration to achieve the set goals, joint learning and knowledge co-creation within the Pan Baltic Scope project. The report provides an account of project participants expectations, experiences and the learning processes that occurred within the project activities, including their personal reflections on the main challenges and enablers for transboundary Maritime Spatial Planning in the Baltic Sea Region.
The Pan Baltic Scope Synthesis Report “Lessons, Stories and Ideas on how to integrate Land-Sea Interactions into MSP” showcases how planners from the Baltic Sea have tried to tackle Land-Sea Interactions (LSI) in countries and regions at different stages of developing marine and coastal planning. It presents experiences, challenges and enablers when integrating LSI in cross-border contexts, based on cases in Finland, Åland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Germany. This report is aimed at coastal and marine planners and experts from all institutional levels working at the land-sea interface.
GROM – Green transition in the Arctic
The project’s main research question is: ‘What are the driving forces behind, and what is ‘the green transition’ in relation to innovation in businesses working in sectors such as maritime industries, waste treatment and logistics in an Arctic context?’ Find out more about GROM.
Pan Baltic Scope
The objective of the project is to contribute to more coherent maritime spatial planning (MSP) strategies in the Baltic Sea region (BSR) and to build lasting macro-regional mechanisms for cross-border MSP cooperation. Find out more about Pan Baltic Scope.
BONUS BASMATI – Baltic Sea Maritime Spatial Planning for Sustainable Ecosystem Services
BONUS BASMATI project aims to develop an innovative decision support system for maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region. The overall objectives of BONUS BASMATI are to: 1) develop integrated and innovative solutions for maritime spatial planning related to marine and coastal ecosystem services and marine protected areas, 2) develop and apply spatial decision support systems including data discovery and exchange facilities, 3) develop means for interactive multi-level, multi-stakeholder and cross-sector governance. Find out more about BONUS BASMATI.
Economic marine mapping
In this project, Nordregio, together with the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management are working on identifying and collecting socio-economic data, in order to evaluate important aspects when planning for a sustainable use of the sea. Find out more about economic marine mapping.