Evaluation and Monitoring of Transboundary Aspects of Maritime Spatial Planning – a Methodological Guidance (2017)
BalticSCOPE. This report presents a guidance on evaluation and monitoring transboundary collaboration in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). An often cited definition states that, “Marine [or maritime] Spatial Planning is a public process of analysing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic, and social objectives that usually have been specified through a political process” (UNESCO-IOC 2010). Countries conduct MSP for their sea area, or parts of the sea under their jurisdictions. Due to many cross-border characteristics of the uses of the sea (e.g. shipping, energy transfer, fishing) and because marine habitats and species or environmental impacts of human activities do not respect borders of countries, there is a need for countries to collaborate with each other. There is thus a need for transboundary collaboration in MSP.
10 Sep 2018