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Holger Janßen - Projects

Blue Solutions

Blue Solutions

Duration: 2015-2016

Financed by: BMUB with GIZ, GRID Arendal, IUCN, and UNEP


A Scientific Basis for the Integration of Nature Conservation Issues into Marine Spatial Planning under Consideration of International Requirements

Duration: 2015-2018

Financed by: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Baltic Health Index

Duration: 2015-2016

Financed by: Stockholm University


Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) „Environmentally friendly concepts for spatial use in the Baltic coastal area of the Russian Federation“ (phase 2)

Duration: 2015-2016

Financed by: Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

BONUS BaltSpace

Towards sustainable governance of Baltic marine space

Duration: 2015-2018

Financed by: EU/BONUS

BONUS BaltCoast

A systems approach framework for coastal research and management in the Baltic

Duration: 2015-2018

Financed by: EU/BONUS


Consideration of environmental concerns, objectives of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and of the Ecosystem Approach in Marine Spatial Planning for the German Exclusive Economic Zone

The task of this national project is to analyse recent developments in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and to develop ideas and concepts for the enhancement of MSP. Hereby one focus is on the potential benefit of MSP to contribute to the objectives of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) by implementing the Ecosystem Approach. The project researches ways how to operationalize the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach from different perspectives, i.e. from legal, administrative and natural science angles.

Duration: 2013-2015

Financed by: Federal Environment Agency (UBA)



North Sea STAR

The ESPON Targeted Analyses project "North Sea Spreading Transnational Results (North Sea STAR)" aims to assess existing marine and maritime project results against ESPON research findings and policy recommendations with a view to developing the most effective regional energy responses possible in future operations (offshore and nearshore). General background information on the purpose of this project can be found at

Tasks: Scientific background information

Duration: 2012-2014

Financed by: EU/ESPON





The ESPON applied research project "European Seas in Territorial Development (ESaTDOR)" will identify broad development perspectives and trends for the different European seas and adjacent coastal regions and, in light of the new Europe 2020 Strategy, support the development of Integrated Maritime Policy for the EU.

Further details about the work on the Baltic are available here, more general information can be found at

Tasks: Case study Baltic Sea

Duration: 2010-2012

Financed by: European Union/ESPON





The FP 7 project "Vectors of Change in ocean and seas marine life (VECTORS)" aims to improve our understanding of how environmental and man made factors are impacting marine ecosystems now and how they will do so in the future. The project will also examine how these changes will affect the range of goods and services provided by the oceans, the ensuing socio-economic impacts and some of the measures that could be developed to mitigate or adapt to these changes. Please find more details at

Tasks: Anthropogenic uses within the Baltic Sea case study

Duration: 2011-2015

Financed by: European Union/FP7





The project "Baltadapt", a flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, prepares the foundation for a Baltic Sea Region-wide climate change adaptation strategy as requested by the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy. The work focuses on the sea itself and its coastline. While it is understood that such a strategy cannot be adopted by Baltadapt, the project can ensure its preparation and clear the ground for its adoption. For more information about this project please visit

Tasks: Climate change impact assessment

Duration: 2010-2013

Financed by: European Union/INTERREG IV B BSR



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The project "Research for an Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the German Oder Estuary Region" is one of two German reference projects on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). For more information about this project please visit

Tasks: project coordinator (deputy), assessments on regional climate change impacts and territorial development

Duration: 2004-2010

Financed by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)





RADOST ("Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast") is one of seven national projects within the German KLIMZUG program. Climate change impacts are researched and adaptation strategies developed. This incluedes a stron stakeholder involvement. Please find more information at

Tasks: climate change impact assessment (maritime spatial planning), development of adaptation measures

Duration: 2009-2014

Financed by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)



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The BaltCICA Project ("Climate Change: Impacts, Costs and Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region") is designed to focus on the most imminent problems that climate change is likely to cause in the Baltic Sea Region. For more information about this project please visit

Tasks: climate change impact assessment on living environment and territorial development (marine, CSA Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania), development of adaptation measures (marine strategies), country coordinator

Duration: 2009-2012

Co-Financed by: European Union/INTERREG IV B BSR



Fehmarnbelt (Hydrography)

Environmental impact assessment for a fixed Fehmarn link. Part: Hydrography. For more information about the project please visit:

Task: EIA

Duration: 2008-2011

Client: Femern Bælt A/S



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The project "Developing Policies & Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region" (ASTRA) assessed regional impacts of the ongoing global change in climate. Its aim was to develop adequate climate change adaptation strategies and policies, together with relevant stakeholders, such as planners and decisionmakers. For more information about this project please visit

Tasks: climate change impact assessment on living environment and territorial development (CSA Oder/Odra estuary region), dissemination, country coordinator

Duration: 2005-2007

Co-Financed by: European Union/INTERREG III B BSR



Economical and efficient land consumption in the German coastal area

Research project about Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and land consumption in German coastal areas.

Duration: 2007-2010

Financed by: Federal Environment Agency (UBA)



Climate Protection and Impacts of Climate Change in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Duration: 2007-2008

Financed by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Tourism Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania