Text: Margarita Vološina, VASAB Secretariat

2024 01 23Dialogue Board eMSR NBSR


The eMSP NBSR project, implemented from September 2021 to February 2024, provided a platform for marine spatial planners and other experts to collaboratively advance Maritime Spatial Planning practice. It addressed five urgent emerging Maritime Spatial Planning topics through a community of practice-based approach that enabled joint learning across professions and across the North Sea and Baltic Sea areas. Furthermore, cross-cutting themes of climate change and European Green Deal were considerably evaluated in all work done in the project. In a nutshell, topics, reasoning and working method of the project is summarised in short video.



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Main results - concise on complex issues, with actionable recommendations and potential solutions are formulated in policy briefs:

Additionally, several project reports have been produced to accompany and strengthen policy briefs by giving a much broader overview, explanations and examples. All publications are available here.


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Moreover, discussions among various stakeholders about the recommendations on the projects’ explored themes took place at the final conference of the project in Gdansk, Poland, 31 January - 1 February, 2024. Now summary report, presentations and pictures from the event are available here