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BaltSpace: BaltSpace - Towards sustainable governance of Baltic marine space

BaltSpace aims for a critical in-depth interdisciplinary analysis of current integration challenges and
possibilities linked to MSP implementation in the Baltic Sea region, with development of innovative sciencebased
approaches and tools addressing critical integration-related challenges and possibilities in MSP. The
planned research will be based on a common interdisciplinary framework for MSP analysis and evaluation
and indepth case studies exemplifying critical integration challenges. The cases have been carefully
selected to represent key integration challenges with regard to ecosystem, social and cultural
characteristics, national contexts, existing institutional structures and need for bi- or multilateral
collaboration.

MSP is a central instrument of European maritime policy, not only because of increasing human uses of
seas worldwide and of often poor environmental conditions of marine ecosystems. This instrument is still a
young one and its implementation raises numerous questions. BaltSpace seeks to make a considerable
contribution to the development of this instrument.

By doing this BaltSpace will take up themes and goals of the BONUS research agenda. In particular it will
address following themes: 'Maritime spatial planning from local to Baltic Sea region scale', 'Integrated
approaches to coastal management', and 'Governance structures, policy performance and policy
instruments'.

Publikationen

  • Hassler, B., N. Blažauskas, K. Gee, M. Gilek, H. Janßen, A. Luttmann, A. Morf, J. Piwowarczyk, F. Saunders, I. Stalmokaite, H. Strand and J. Zaucha (2017): BONUS BALTSPACE deliverable: D2.2: Ambition and Realities in Baltic Sea Marine Spatial Planning and the Ecosystem Approach: Policy and Sector Coordination in Promotion of Regional Integration. Stockholm: 69 S.
  • Janßen, H., R. Varjopuro, A. Luttmann, A. Morf and H. Nieminen (2018). Imbalances in interaction for transboundary marine spatial planning: Insights from the Baltic Sea region. Ocean Coastal Manage. 161: 201-210, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.05.008
  • Hassler, B., K. Gee, M. Gilek, A. Luttmann, A. Morf, F. Saunders, I. Stalmokaite, H. Strand and J. Zaucha (2018). Collective action and agency in Baltic Sea marine spatial planning: Transnational policy coordination in the promotion of regional coherence. Mar. policy 92: 138-147, doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2018.03.002
  • Saunders, F., M. Gilek, K. Gee, B. Hassler, A. Luttmann, A. Morf and J. Zaucha (2017). BONUS BALTSPACE deliverable: D1.3: Evaluating the sustainability of governance: A proposal for evaluating marine spatial planning in the Baltic Sea. Stockholm: 37 S. 
  • Zaucha, J., M. Gilek, B. Hassler, A. Luttmann, A. Morf, F. Saunders, J. Piwowarczyk, K. Gee and J. Turski (2017). BONUS Policy Brief: Challenges and possibilities for MSP integration in the Baltic Sea. 7 S.
  • Saunders, F., M. Gilek, K. Gee, K. Dahl, B. Hassler, A. Luttmann, A. Morf, J. Piwowarczyk, I. Stalmokaite, H. Strand, R. Tafon and J. Zaucha (2017). BONUS BALTSPACE deliverable: D2.4: MSP as a governance approach? Knowledge integration challenges in MSP in the Baltic Sea. Stockholm: 36 S. 
  • Zaucha, J., M. Gilek, N. Blažauskas, K. Dahl, K. Gee, B. Hassler, A. Luttmann, A. Morf, J. Piwowarczyk, B. Riemann and F. Saunders (2016). Possibilities and challenges for MSP integration in the Baltic Sea - BONUS BALTSPACE deliverable: D2.1: Baseline-mapping and refined case study design. Gdańsk: 46 S. https://www.baltspace.eu/images/publishedreports/BONUS_BALTSPACE_D2-1
  • Janßen, H., F. Bastardie, M. Eero, K. G. Hamon, H.-H. Hinrichsen, P. Marchal, J. R. Nielsen, O. Le Pape, T. Schulze, S. Simons, L. R. Teal and A. Tidd (2018). Integration of fisheries into marine spatial planning: Quo vadis? Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 201: 105-113, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.01.003
  • Saunders, F., M. Gilek, K. Gee, C. Göke, B. Hassler, P. Lenninger, A. Luttmann, A. Morf, J. Piwowarczyk, K. Schiele, I. Stalmokaite, H. Strand, R. Tafon and J. Zaucha (2016). Exploring possibilities and challenges for MSP integration in the Baltic Sea - BONUS BALTSPACE deliverable: D1.2: Final guidance document on analysing possibilities and challenges for MSP integration. 43 S. http://www.baltspace.eu/images/publishedreports/BONUS_BALTSPACE_D1-2.pdf
  • Jay, S., T. Klenke and H. Janßen (2016). Consensus and variance in the ecosystem approach to marine spatial planning: German perspectives and multi-actor implications. Land Use Policy 54: 129-138, doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.02.015
  • Janßen, H., H. Bartelings, F. Bastardie, M. Eero, R. Girardin, K. G. Hamon, H.-H. Hinrichsen, P. Marchal, J. R. Nielsen, O. Le Pape, T. Schulze, S. Simons, L. R. Teal, A. Tidd and Y. Vermard (2015). Integration of fisheries in marine spatial planning: Quo vadis? In: ICES CM. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) - Conseil International pour l'Exploration de la Mer (CIEM): http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/CM%20Doccuments/Forms/AllItems.aspx
  • Janßen, H. and F. Schwarz (2015). On the potential benefits of marine spatial planning for herring spawning conditions - an example from the western Baltic Sea. Fish. Res. 170: 106-115, doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2015.05.023