SEAPLANSPACE workshops in Poland

As the representatives of Gdańsk University – Leader of the SEAPLANSPACE Project – Marine spatial planning instruments for sustainable marine governance cofounded by the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020 we would like to invite anyone interested in acquiring new or improving already possessed practical knowledge in the field of maritime spatial planning instruments for sustainable marine governance. This invitation is especially topical in the light of forthcoming deadline for the implementation of marine spatial plans in the EU Member States.
We would like to invite especially participants working in the public administration, marine business and NGO’s, as well as students and graduates interested in acquiring quite new competences in the process of the marine spatial planning.
The courses will be organized in the form of practical workshops including practical elements (among others case studies of the real and existing conflicts in marine spatial planning). The lecturers will be Polish and foreign experts. For those lectures held in English organizer provides for simultaneous translation.

The SEAPLANSPACE Training helps stakeholders to understand the process of maritime spatial planning from both the national and international and regional perspective. The first edition of the SEAPLANSPACE Training conducted in Poland enjoyed great interest. Moreover, the SEAPLANSPACE Trainings are conducted successfully by the SEAPLANSPACE Project Partners from the South Baltic area: Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania.

On January 26, 2020, the first edition of SEAPLANSPACE Training under the SEAPLANSPACE Project – Maritime Spatial Planning Instruments for Sustainable Development implemented at the University of Gdańsk, co-financed by the Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020 program, was finished. In Poland, workshops are conducted by the Polish and international specialists dealing with maritime spatial planning instruments for sustainable marine governance. The SEAPLANSPACE Training Programme includes five thematic modules. In the first Polish edition of the training sessions 83 participants took part. Classes were conducted by the group of specialists from the University of Gdańsk, and from the Faculty of Social Sciences: dr hab. Sylwia Mrozowska, prof. UG, dr Barbara Kijewska; from the Faculty of Oceanography: dr hab. Urszula Janas, prof. UG, dr Ewa Szymczak, dr hab. Katarzyna Smolarz, prof. UG, dr Halina Kendzierska, dr hab. inż Konrad Ocalewicz, prof. UG, dr Agnieszka Kubowicz-Grajewska; from the Faculty of Economics: prof. dr hab. Jacek Zaucha, dr hab. Aleksandra Koźlak, prof. UG, dr hab. Ernest Czermański in cooperation with mgr Jakub Jankiewicz; from the Faculty of Law and Administration: prof. dr hab. Tomasz Bąkowski, dr hab. Anna Machnikowska, prof. UG, dr hab. Kamil Zeidler, prof. UG, dr hab. Dorota Pyć, prof. UG, dr hab. Maciej Nyka, prof. UG, dr hab. Monika Adamczak-Retecka prof. UG; and external specialists: mgr Magdalena Matczak, Suzanne Altvater, Angela Schultz-Zehden, dr Kira Gee and prof. Ramunas Pavilanskas. Especially, the international part of the SEAPLANSPACE Training is a great opportunity to meet outstanding international professionals in marine spatial planning. 

The SEAPLANSPACE Training consists of theoretical and workshop parts (interactive sessions). SEAPLANSPACE training subjects include inter alia: environmental assessments in planning (e.g. ecosystem services), transboundary MSP, Blue Economy – sectors and conflicts, culturally significant areas.

The SEAPLANSPACE Training Programme consists of five modules and 80 hours workshop, and includes the MSP general part as well as the MSP detailed part.

No. ModuleNo. of hrs (80)
1. Terminology: marine and maritime spatial planning
2. Objectives and principles of marine spatial planning
3. Instruments of marine spatial planning
4. The role and functions of institutions in marine spatial planning
5. Sustainable marine governance
6. Integrated coastal zone management
1. Ecological conditions of maritime spatial planning
2. Social conditions of maritime spatial planning
3. Economic conditions of maritime spatial planning
4. Legal conditions of maritime spatial planning
1. Shipping and sea ports
2. Fisheries and aquaculture
3. Protection of sea coasts
4. Marine protected areas
5. Underwater cultural heritage
6. Tourism, sport and recreation
7. State defense and security8. Wind energy and infrastructure
9. Marine mining
1. Development and implementation of the maritime spatial plan
2. Monitoring and evaluation of the maritime spatial plan
3. Public participation in maritime spatial planning
4. Cross-border cooperation for MSP

A summary of the first part of SEAPLANSPACE Workshops in Poland – fall winter – can be found here

Due to the restrictive and preventive measures put into place by the University of Gdańsk (, the second edition of the SEAPLANSPACE Training in Gdańsk/Szczecin has been postponed and has just started (18th of September 2020).

More detailed information as well as those application forms and Framework Training Programme can be found at

All additional information can be acquired in the SEAPLANSPACE Projects Office, room 2080 Faculty of Law and Administration University of Gdańsk Bażyńskiego street no 6. 80-309 Gdańsk e-mail:

Information about recruitment:  phone: +4858 5236693; e mail:

Let’s become a specialist in the new ‘seaspace’ labour field.

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