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The case for Maritime Spatial Planning: efficient resource management for sustainable growth

An international conference on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), hosted by Ms Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for maritime affairs and fisheries took place in Brussels on 26 March 2012.

High level representatives from the European Union and Third countries, public authorities, representatives from maritime industries and NGOs had an opportunity to share their experiences on MSP in the European Union and from around the world, and to reflect on how they want to see it develop in the future.

Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), as promoted by the EU integrated maritime policy, is crucial for creating an environment in which the maritime economy can grow in harmony with the surrounding ecosystem. Transparency, stability, predictability and reduced transaction costs are the factors that encourage and accelerate investments – and are among the benefits that MSP can bring.

PROGRAMME

08.30Registration and welcome coffee
09.15Introduction
Dr Elliott Norse pdf - 143 KB [143 KB] All available translations., President, Marine Conservation Biology Institute, US
09.30 - 10.30Opening session "The future of Maritime Spatial Planning in Europe"
 Keynote speech by Ms Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
 Ms Assunção Cristas, Minister of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning, Portugal
 Ms Anna Wypych – Namiotko, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy, Poland
 Ms Gesine Meissner, MEP
10.30 – 11.00Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00Working Session 1: What does MSP deliver for growth:  business and stakeholder experience
 Mr Bruno Guillaumie pdf - 122 KB [122 KB] All available translations., European Mollusc Producers Association
 Mr Hendrik Postma pdf - 73 KB [73 KB] All available translations., Director Engineering & Estimating, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. - Presentation pdf - 11 MB [11 MB] All available translations.
 Mr Bernard Vanheule pdf - 125 KB [125 KB] All available translations., EU Affairs Manager, International Association of Oil & Gas producers - Presentation pdf - 836 KB [836 KB] All available translations.
 Ms Helle Pilsgaard pdf - 9 KB [9 KB] All available translations., Director, Danish Nature Agency - Presentation pdf - 432 KB [432 KB] All available translations.
 Mr Benoit Loicq pdf - 33 KB [33 KB] All available translations., European Community Ship owners association - Presentation pdf - 531 KB [531 KB] All available translations.
 Mr David Whitehead OBE pdf - 92 KB [92 KB] All available translations., Director, British Ports association - Presentation pdf - 599 KB [599 KB] All available translations.
13.00 – 14.30Lunch
14.30 – 16.30Working Session 2: Developing a vision for the future: Maritime Spatial Planning by 2020/2025 and how do we get there?
 Mr. Axel Wenblad pdf - 22 KB [22 KB] All available translations., Senior Adviser - Presentation pdf - 189 KB [189 KB] All available translations.
 Mr Christian Kjaer pdf - 196 KB [196 KB] All available translations., CEO, European Wind Energy Association - Presentation pdf - 191 KB [191 KB] All available translations.
 Mr Pim Visser pdf - 92 KB [92 KB] All available translations., chief executive VisNed, North Sea RAC - Presentation pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations.
 Mr Nico Nolte pdf - 86 KB [86 KB] All available translations., BaltSeaPlan project manager, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany - Presentation pdf - 995 KB [995 KB] All available translations.
 Mr John Tanzer pdf - 78 KB [78 KB] All available translations., Global Marine Director, WWF - Presentation pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations.
 Mr Anders Carlberg pdf - 88 KB [88 KB] All available translations., CPMR, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden - Presentation pdf - 98 KB [98 KB] All available translations.
 Ms Saskia Hommes pdf - 49 KB [49 KB] All available translations., Advisor/Researcher, MASPNOSE project - Preparatory Action on Maritime Spatial Planning in the North Sea - Presentation pdf - 887 KB [887 KB] All available translations.
16.30 – 17.00Conclusions
 Ms Lowri Evans, Director-General, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

 Conference on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Conference on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Conference on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

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