Strengthening the capacity of MSP stakeholders and decision makers
Capacity4MSP
 
PROGRAMME 2014-2020
priority
2 Natural resources
objective
2.4 Blue growth

Capacity4MSP

Shipping, aquaculture, nature conservation etc. compete for space at sea. Since the 2014 EU Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive, the countries around the Baltic Sea have been elaborating national maritime plans which help to make the right decisions for a sustainable use of the sea. Yet, the Baltic Sea needs coordinated management by all countries. In Capacity4MSP, partners of eleven transnational projects cooperate to advance MSP across the entire macro-region (Baltic Blue Growth/ InteGrid/ LINes/ RIM/ SCOPE, as well as Pan Baltic Scope, Land-Sea-Act, SeaPlanSpace, MUSES, BASMATI, BALTSPACE).
Project summary

Why Capacity4MSP?

In the last decade, a significant progress has been made in building cooperation networks and creating a strong policy background for maritime spatial planning (MSP) in the Baltic Sea region. Currently, nearly all countries around the Baltic Sea work on their maritime plans, which makes our region a front-runner in Europe and the world. The challenge, however, remains to harmonise national maritime spatial plans, implement, monitor and to evaluate them.

How it works?

Capacity4MSP creates a practically oriented and interactive collaboration platform for knowledge exchange and an intensified dialogue between MSP practitioners, policy- and decision makers and other stakeholders. Capacity4MSP builds on the results of the current and recently completed MSP projects and ongoing MSP processes in the Baltic Sea region. It increases the visibility and impact of projects and builds up on potential synergies. The platform deepens and widens the gained know-how across various sectors and governance levels by synthesising, amplifying and transferring the project outcomes to new practical solutions.

Projects represented in the platform:

Budgets

Capacity4MSP
in numbers
  • 1.09
    Million
    Total
  • 0.73
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.15
    Million
    Eni + Russia
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

Highlights

Outputs

Project Stories

  • 11.05.2021

    How water-smart ideas make the Baltic Sea region thrive

    From a rich marine life to beautiful vacation places, the Baltic Sea offers numerous resources that can be exploited to boost the economic growth of the region without harming its ecosystem. Interreg Baltic Sea Region funded multiple cooperation projects that have contributed to a sustainable and innovative blue economy. Good and successful examples of smart blue initiatives include ALLIANCE, Baltic Blue Growth, Capacity4MSP and Blue Platform.
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  • 29.03.2021

    Cooperation as the key to a climate-neutral Baltic Sea region

    A common challenge for the countries in the Baltic Sea region is how to produce green and climate-neutral energy. In fact, as much as 75% of the EU greenhouse gas emissions still come from energy use and production. Cooperation and sharing good practices in Interreg projects, such as LowTEMP, Baltic Integrid and Area 21, can be a game-changer in accelerating the energy transition in the region.
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  • 30.09.2020

    Great project pictures that tell great Interreg stories!

    More than seventy pictures competed in the Interreg Baltic Sea Region photo competition. Which projects were the best in illustrating transnational cooperation, grasping the essence of a project and its result, and presenting the 30th anniversary of Interreg? Congratulations to the teams of BalticRIM, RESQU2, Baltic Game Industry, EcoDesign Circle and GoSmart BSR!
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  • 06.01.2020

    Interview: Exploiting offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea region

    The Baltic Sea region has great potential to generate offshore wind energy, but offshore grid development poses a major obstacle. The Interreg project Baltic InteGrid looked into meshed electricity grids, i.e. interconnecting offshore wind farms in order to achieve cost advantages and make more efficient use of maritime space. Thilo Krupp from the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation explains results and experiences from the project.
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  • 15.07.2019

    Coherent planning of shipping and offshore energy across borders with Baltic LINes

    The Baltic Sea experiences an increasing demand for coherent spatial planning in order to bring shipping routes and offshore renewable energy infrastructure together. Project partners from nine countries worked across borders to tackle the challenge of scarce space available and competing economic interests of the different sectors active in and around the Baltic Sea in the Interreg project Baltic LINes.
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  • 13.03.2018

    Helping spatial planners see the cultural heritage of the sea

    The Interreg project BalticRIM integrates maritime cultural heritage of the Baltic Sea into maritime spatial plans to safeguard it for the future. Matthias Maluck from the State Archaeological Department of Schleswig-Holstein explains what maritime cultural heritage is and why and how it should be preserved. BalticRIM frames cultural heritage of individual countries in a transnational perspective and thus delivers territorial cohesion.
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  • 20.12.2016

    Making legal requirement accessible to establish an environmentally friendly aquaculture in the baltic sea

    Establishing environmentally friendly mussel aquaculture requires to follow necessary legal obligations in the EU. The project Baltic Blue Growth is making a concerted effort in explaining these requirements to its projects partners and others who are interested in pushing forward mussel aquaculture in the Baltic Sea.
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Partners

State Regional Development Agency (VASAB)

  • Town
    Rīga
  • Region
    Rīga
  • Country
    Latvia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
249,000.00
56.949397724.1051846

SUCCEEDED by PP11 (01.10.2019) Maritime Institute in Gdańsk (MIG)

  • Town
    Gdansk
  • Region
    Gdański
  • Country
    Poland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
0.00
54.3611928518.62860883362069

Aalborg University (AAU)

  • Town
    Copenhagen SV
  • Region
    Byen København
  • Country
    Denmark
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
100,000.00
55.686724312.5700724

Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM)

  • Town
    Göteborg
  • Region
    Västra Götalands län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
87,000.00
57.707232611.9670171

Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)

  • Town
    Helsinki
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
113,000.00
60.167488124.9427473

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (MoEPRD)

  • Town
    Rīga
  • Region
    Rīga
  • Country
    Latvia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
66,750.00
56.949397724.1051846

Scientific and Research Institute of Maritime Spatial Planning Ermak NorthWest Limited liability company (ErmakNW)

  • Town
    St. Petersburg
  • Region
    City of St. Petersburg
  • Country
    Russian Federation
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
90,022.50
59.91785735000000630.380619357025516

Submariner Network for Blue Growth EWIV

  • Town
    Berlin
  • Region
    Berlin
  • Country
    Germany
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
148,000.00
52.517036513.3888599

Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU)

  • Town
    Saint-Petersburg
  • Region
    Leningrad Oblast
  • Country
    Russian Federation
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
89,300.00
59.91785735000000630.380619357025516

Gdynia Maritime University (GMU)

  • Town
    Gdansk
  • Region
    Gdański
  • Country
    Poland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
146,200.00
54.3611928518.62860883362069