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04 October 2016

1st Thematic Working Group seminar on "Maritime Spatial Planning" paves the way to the Baltic Offshore Grid

Copyright: The Maritime Institute in Gdansk
Copyright: The Maritime Institute in Gdansk

The partnership of the Baltic InteGrid convened in Gdansk on 4 and 5 October for the third internal partner meeting of the project, and organized the very first Thematic Working Group (TWG) seminar of the project related to Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP).

Hosted by the Maritime Institute of Gdansk, this TWG seminar focused on the complex topic of MSP, which is at the core of developing a Baltic Offshore Grid concept. Each country around the Baltic Sea is currently developing their national Maritime Spatial Plans, with some being very far along already, and others finding themselves in a much earlier stage of planning.

The Baltic InteGrid’s research aims to develop a roadmap towards a coordinated offshore grid in the Baltic Sea region, and does so from an interdisciplinary perspective. Maritime Spatial Planning is one key aspect of this research. The TWG brought together the partnership with several regional spatial planners, and inspired by impulses from the Danish Technical University (DTU) and the Maritime Institute in Gdansk (MIG), the partnership collaboratively drafted various concepts for possible location of an offshore meshed grid in the Baltic Sea region. These concepts will be considered, improved and elaborated on throughout the project - this will lead eventually to an integrated concept of the Baltic Offshore Grid.

Please see the minutes of the TWG meeting for details:

Thematic Working Group Seminar "Spatial Planning" (Gdansk)