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BASMATI: BONUS BASMATI - Nachhaltige Ökosystemdienstleistungen durch Meeresraumordnung in der Ostsee

01.07.2017 - 30.06.2020
Project coordinated by:
Aalborg University
Project manager (IOW):
Dr. Kerstin Schiele
Associated Institutions:

BASMATI focuses on establishing an innovative decision support system that can facilitate between different actors and stakeholders in MSP and at all stages of the planning process. This involves elements such as data discovery and exchange, integrative analyses related to the ecosystem approach and interactive stakeholder involvement. The specific project part "Data for Maritime Spatial Planning" will take care of supplying relevant data for MSP processes such as data on ecosystem services and human activities in the Baltic Sea. First we discuss requirements for suitable data and include stakeholders, practitioners and MSP agencies to develop standards regarding data properties. Available data will be tested and consequences for the confidence of spatial plans evaluated. Scenario-data will also be included in the process. In a case-study in the southern Baltic Sea, zoning for mariculture willl be investigated. This includes how this interacts with other spatially explicit human activities, effects on coastal ecosystem services as well as potential effects on regulating and supporting ecosystem services, such as filtration capacity and nutrient regulation by sediments.


  • Schiele, K., Holzhüter, W., von Thenen, M., Luhtala, H., Strāķe, S., Viška, M., Pakalniete, K., Koski, C., Morf, A.: Requirements for data to be used in marine spatial planning. BONUS BASMATI Deliverable 3.1, August 2018,