Lead Partner

University of Gdańsk

The University of Gdańsk is a well known and dynamically developing institution of higher education in Poland.  It is the largest educational institution in the Pomerania region with over 30,000 students, doctoral students and post-graduates and an academic staff of 1,700. The University of Gdansk (UG)  is a leader in Poland in the field of marine research. It has participated in numerous projects associated with marine and coastal environment management. UG is very active in the field of Baltic Sea research and in educational initiatives and  cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. Representatives of UG collaboratein regional marine governance networks. UG is also well recognised as a Baltic project developer. The University is responsive to challenges connected with the Baltic Sea along with its motto “In mari via tua”. UG is especially interested in providing a skilled labour force to the blue economy sector.

Project Partners

Maritime Institute of Gdynia Maritime University

The Maritime Institute of Gdynia Maritime University (GMU)Maritime Institute is a research and development organization and since 2019 a part of Gdynia Maritime University – the largest state school of higher maritime education in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. Since 1920 the University has been preparing graduates for managerial positions at the land-based institutions and companies representing the maritime industry and seaside regions. The Maritime Institute with its 70 years’ experience conducts work performed by six R&D departments and additional laboratories covering transport management and logistics, operational oceanography, maritime spatial planning, maritime hydrotechnics, protection and shaping of the environment, seaports development, inland waterway shipping, maritime tourism, database construction and monitoring of maritime processes. Maritime Institute has much experience in joining research, development and industrial activities. Economic and Law Department responsible for SEAPLANSPACE project carries out a wide range of studies on sustainable development of maritime economy, market conditions, forecasts of the maritime economy development and studies on economic effectiveness. Maritime Institute has been involved in many international projects f.ex. H2020 (MUSES), Bonus (SHEBA, BaltSpace, SEAMOUNT), Interreg BSR (RETROUT, Smart Blue Regions, Baltic InteGrid, Baltic Blue Growth, GREEN CRUISE PORT, Baltic LINes, BalticRIM, Capacity4MSP, DAIMON), South Baltic Programme (SEAPLANSPACE, INCONE60, InnoAquaTech) among others. Moreover, the Institute is one of the founders of the SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG. 

EUCC Baltic Office

The EUCC Baltic States Office is a regional office of the Coastal and Marine Union – EUCC for the Eastern European countries of the Baltic Sea. EUCC is a stakeholder and network association with expert members and NGO member organisations in 40 countries. Founded in 1989 with the aim of promoting a European approach to coastal conservation by bridging the gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, planners and policy makers, it is the largest network of coastal & marine practitioners and experts in Europe, with five international offices and focal points and national branches in ten countries. Registered since 1995 in Lithuania, the EUCC Baltic States Office is active in the east of the Baltic Sea: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the Northwest Region of the Russian Federation. The main objectives of the EUCC Baltic States Office are to promote integrated coastal zone management and sustainable maritime planning in the Eastern Baltic area and to disseminate information on EUCC activities in the region

EUCC Germany

EUCC – The Coastal Union Germany e.V., or EUCC-Germany is the non governemental organization founded in November 2002 It’s headquarter is located in Rostock-Warnemünde. Currently, 100 members and approximately 1400 network members support the work of EUCC-Germany. Organization promotes integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) and the sustainable development of coasts and seas in Germany. To this end, the EUCC-Germany provides information, consultation, knowledge, and education around Germany in addition to arranging workshops and leading demonstration projects. EUCC-Germany provides a voice for German ICZM activities in Europe and bridges the gap between science, practice, and the public.

World Maritime University

The World Maritime University (WMU) was founded in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, as its premier centre of excellence for maritime postgraduate education, research, and capacity building. The University offers unique postgraduate educational programmes, undertakes wide-ranging research in maritime and ocean-related studies, and continues maritime capacity building in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

Aalborg University

Aalborg University (AAU) was founded in 1974 in Aalborg and has afterwards been extended to include locations in Esbjerg as well as Copenhagen. Aalborg University is world-famous for its problembased and praxis-oriented teaching model and offers a number of educational programmes, which includes a variety of master educations in spatial planning. During the recent years Aalborg University has taken part in a number of MSP projects mainly in the Baltic sea region.

County Administration Board of Kalmar

The County Administration Board of Kalmar is a local government authority located in south-east part of Sweden. It represents the municipalities interests in regional growth issues, coordinates infrastructure planning, higher education, common cultural issues and administers various governmental an EU grants. One of the function of Kalmar County Administration Board is the integration of the work on marine spatial plans in Sweden.

Centre for Regional & Tourism Research

The Centre for Regional & Tourism Research (CRT) was established under the name Bornholm’s Research Center in October 1994. CRT work with applied social research and consult on the development of peripheral areas and tourism targeting strategy and policy development at local, regional, national and international levels.