The SEAPLANSPACE Webinar consists of 20 webinars on maritime spatial planning, with subtitles in English and Polish, on the following subjects:

1.MSP Terminology (prof. J. Zaucha)

The aim of this webinar is to present the most important concepts in the field of maritime spatial planning (MSP), in particular including the specificity of sea space, the origin of MSP, the definition and essence of MSP as well as MSP-cycle. It is the appropriate basis for familiarizing oneself with the basic MSP terminology.

2. MSP Objectives (Angela Schultz-Zehden)

The primary purpose of this webinar is to present and discuss objectives of marine spatial planning and their different types based on examples and taking into account future development of selected human activities in marine and coastal areas also in the context of sustainable Blue Growth. The webinar presents a wide range of objectives that MSP serves, including objectives of MSP under the EU MSP Directive. The special advantage of this presentation is its practical dimension.

3. MSP Principles (Angela Schultz-Zehden)

The objective of this webinar is to raise awareness of the importance of principles of maritime spatial planning. The MSP principles have been presented comprehensively and complementarily in the context of, inter alia, ecological integrity, ecosystem services, land-sea interactions, transboundary issues. The presentation of MSP principles through the prism of stakeholder engagement and different degrees of stakeholder involvement, as well as transboundary co-operation, is particularly valuable.

4. MSP Instruments (Kira Gee)

The aim of this webinar is to share and exchange knowledge and experiences on MSP instruments. Broad understanding of the concept of MSP instruments was presented, along with their definitions and meaning of MSP instruments. It is particularly interesting to present MSP instruments at different stages of the MSP cycle, as well as to define the role of these instruments in the face of conflicts in the sea space.

5. MSP & Society (prof. S. Mrozowska)

This webinar presents the meaning of sea space from the perspective of social sciences and the essence of stakeholder involvement in MSP. The webinar accurately outlines the problem of social conflicts in the process of MSP creation and implementation, and also provides knowledge about the risks associated with MSP. Thus, issues presented in it allow for a better understanding of the social aspects of MSP.

6. MSP & Economy (prof. E. Czermański)

The main aim of this webinar is to present MSP from the economic perspective, with regard to the maritime economy in particular. The webinar presents terminology and scope of the maritime economy, areas of human marine-based activity, as well as Blue Growth as sea-based global economy element. Discussed issues of volume and values of the maritime economy allow to expand knowledge about the essence of MSP.

7. MSP & Environment (prof. K. Smolarz)

The main aim of this webinar is to address MSP in the context of the marine environment. Webinar presents definition issues in the areas of the marine environment (e.g. marine goods and ecosystem services), threats to the marine environment, evolution and environmental impact of human activities. The presentation of MSP in this webinar as a platform where economy and nature conservation meets is crucial for understanding the essence of sustainable marine governance.

8. MSP & Law (prof. M. Nyka)

The objective of this webinar is to raise awareness of the importance of the law in the process of maritime spatial planning. Webinar presents legal definitions related to MSP as well as international, EU and national legal regulations constituting normative basis for the creation and development of MSP and its instruments.

9. MSP & Socio-cultural values (Susanne Altvater)

The aim of this webinar is to share and exchange knowledge and experiences on how much the values of maritime cultural heritage (MCH) are important in the process of maritime spatial planning, including those values which do not have a specific material dimension. Webinar provides recommendations for data collection, presents monitoring methods, advocates the codification of cultural values and points out that some risks should be taken into account in assessing MCH.

10. Stakeholder Participation in MSP ()

This webinar is devoted to stakeholder involvement in MSP. Webinar answers on a couple of important questions. Why stakeholder involvement mattes? Who are the stakeholders? When to involve stakeholders? How to involve them in practice? Thus, this webinar explores issues of the fundamental importance to MSP, i.e. human involvement in functioning and development of MSP.

11. Cross-border co-operation in MSP ()

The main goal of this webinar is to present the most important issues related to cross-border co-operation in maritime spatial planning. The webinar discusses the issues of transboundary consultation and environmental impact assessment. Particular attention was paid to the issue of co-operation between neighbouring countries.

12. Monitoring and evaluation in MSP ()

This webinar deals with issue of monitoring and evaluation in marine spatial planning. It is one of the most demanding topics due to the fact that experience has been gathered in this area only for a short time. The basic question that the webinar answers concerns where and when to conduct monitoring and evaluation. In this respect, a holistic approach is promoted.

13. MSP & Shipping and ports ()

The aim of this webinar is to present the terminology and scope of the shipping industry in the context of maritime spatial planning and the segments of shipping market, as well as quantitative dimension of this market. Webinar also takes note of the spatial requirements of shipping.

14. MSP & Aquaculture and fishing ()

Due to the subject covered in this webinar, it is possible to understand the relationship between marine spatial planning (MSP) and aquaculture and fisheries. Webinar defines aquaculture and discusses types of fishing. Particularly important are issues related to the fisheries management in the context of MSP.

15. MSP & Maritime cultural heritage ()

The objective of this webinar is to raise awareness of the importance of the Baltic Sea maritime cultural heritage (MCH). The webinar presents the Baltic types of maritime cultural heritage and discusses the threats of material MCH. In this webinar you can find answers to the questions: how to integrated MCH into maritime spatial planning?

16. MSP & Offshore energy ()

The objective of this webinar is to raise awareness of the importance of potential benefits from development of offshore wind energy (OWE). Webinar presents definitions relevant to OWE and discusses their implications for the sea space. Moreover, webinar allows us to understand the complexity of the development of OWE as the fastest growing sector in Europe.

17. MSP & Tourism ()

The aim of this webinar is to share and exchange knowledge and experiences on why MSP is relevant for tourism development. Webinar discusses planning perspectives in tourism and potential MSP conflicts in tourism planning and also posed a real question about what can MSP do for the promotion of sustainable tourism forms? The answer to this important question follows from this webinar.

18. MSP & Marine protected areas ()

The objective of this webinar is to raise awareness of the importance of the value of marine ecosystems in the context of their preservation, as marine protected areas. Webinar discusses threats to marine ecosystems and issues of their conservation and protection. It promotes the idea and need for development of marine protected areas on the global, regional and national scale in connection with the objectives of maritime spatial planning.

19. MSP & Climate change ()

The main goal of this webinar is to analyse issues of the climate change in the context of maritime spatial planning (MSP). Webinar discusses key threats affecting the world ocean and answers the question of how can MSP respond to challenges of mitigating and adapting to the climate change? Webinar aims to show that the climate change not only poses threats, but also opens up some opportunities.

20. MSP & Sustainable marine governance ()

The aim of this webinar is to explain the meaning of sustainable marine governance in the context of global ocean governance. Webinar answers on a couple of important questions: is sustainable marine governance only an idea, or is it a normative theory that needs to be created, or is it an empirical phenomenon, or perhaps a seed of a network structure? In addition to the terminology and meaning of sustainable marine governance, webinar briefly presents the concept of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development as well as Ocean Governance and Marine Spatial Planning Policy Brief and EU Agenda for the Ocean.

LECTURERS AND TRAINERS

The lecturers are Polish and foreign experts, involved in maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea area, as well as trainers who are practitioners dealing with the preparation of maritime spatial development plans.

DATES

The Webinars are available on-line in the fall 2021 in open access.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

Webinars are available on-line in open access.  If you want to receive a certificate of participation in the SEAPLANSPACE Webinar you must complete declaration and sign the statement of project participant.
Please find appropriate documents attached below than fill in and sign them and send to us at seaplanspace@ug.edu.pl

CERTIFICATE

The participant will receive a certificate of participation in the SEAPLANSPACE webinar. To obtain a certificate, the participant must complete declaration and sign the statement of project participant and pass the final exam. It is not obligatory. You can participate in webinars without passing the final test and without getting a certificate.

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