PlanCoast project

 

 

 

PlanCoast (2006-2008) is an INTERREG IIIB NP CADSES Project with the aim to develop the tools and capacities for an effective integrated planning in coastal zones and marine areas in the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Sea regions. PlanCoast is going to:

(i) introduce the completely new spatial planning instrument - Marine Planning;

(ii) link Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) with the processes of statutory spatial planning in selected number of pilot projects;

(iii) spread the use of modern Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for an effective trans-national planning; and

(iv) contribute to the implementation of European policies and national strategies on coastal zones and marine areas. The challenge is to make the most of the economic potential of the seas in a sustainable manner - by avoiding conflicts and creating maximum synergies between the various interest groups.

PlanCoast has 16 partners from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine. Project's Lead Partner is the Ministry of Transport, Building and Regional Development who is responsible for the spatial planning within the county of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The Lead Partner takes the responsibility for the implementation and management of the project as a whole. Furthermore, the Lead Partner implements one of the first Marine Plans (12-sm-zone Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) within the European Union and develop the trans-national recommendations on the future implementation of ICZM strategies and the introduction of marine planning.

The objectives of the PlanCoast project are:

  • to start developing and implementing the tools and procedures for the brand new discipline of Marine Spatial Planning in each participating country. These tools should comply to international standards and at the same time reflect the local and regional needs;
  • to enhance the implementation of the national ICZM Strategies by demonstrating the benefits and role of Spatial Planning in ICZM within a number of selected pilot projects;
  • to support the increased use of modern Geographical Information Systems (GIS) within ICZM for data collection, editing and exchange, as well as create GIS databases of internationally comparable data as a basis for trans-national planning;
  • to form, through PlanCoast pilot projects, the basis for recommendations on local and national level on how to implement, adapt and further develop the current ICZM strategies within each partner country in the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Sea regions; and
  • to support, through PlanCoast conferences, working groups, trainings and trans-national studies, an exchange of experience among organisations and authorities responsible for spatial planning in the partner countries.

 

SUMMARY of PAP/RAC activities

  • ¬†National Reports for 6 Adriatic countries on current policy, procedures, legal basis, practice of marine spatial planning (spatial planning system, marine spatial planning, recommendations)
  • Synthesis Report on the spatial planning in the Adriatic region with recommendations on how to integrate marine spatial planning in the framework of ICZM at national level.
  • Report on marine spatial planning to include theoretical insight and best practices of marine spatial planning, and recommendations on how to integrate marine spatial planning in the framework of ICZM.
  • Mediterranean Conference on Marine Spatial Planning (3rd PlanCoast Meeting; Supetar, 20-21 September 2007)
  • Print and dissemination of results, and contribution to common PlanCoast activities

PAP/RAC is introducing a completely new field of spatial planning in the framework of ICZM, i.e. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). This is undoubtedly an emerging issue in many countries due to the increasing demands for the use of the marine space such as sea traffic, aquaculture, ports, fishing, energy, transports in general, recreation, nature protection, military, etc. If not adequately planned, this may lead to conflicting situations.

Being a partner in the PlanCoast project, PAP/RAC organised a conference on Marine Spatial Planning, which was held in Supetar - Island of Brac (Split), Croatia, on September 20-22, 2007.

 

Conference on Marine Spatial Planning

Supetar - Island of Braè (Split), Croatia, 20-22 September 2007

DAY 1: Thursday, Sept. 20


9:00 - 9:30

Registration of participants

9:30 - 9:45

Welcome addresses:

PAP/RAC: Mr. Ivica Trumbic

PlanCoast Lead Partner: Mr. Bernhard Heinrichs

 

9:45 - 10:00

Introduction to the conference

Objectives: Mr. Ivica Trumbic

 


 


 

10:00 - 10:15

 

10:15 - 10:45

 

10:45 - 11:00

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP)

  • Discussion

 


 


11:30 -12:15

Experiences of MSP

 


 


12:15 - 13:30

Endeavours at international level

  • Discussion

 


 


14:30 - 16:00

Experiences of ICZM and MSP in the Adriatic and other Mediterranean countries

(Panel Discussion by issues based on PlanCoast National Reports for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Brief overviews of other Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Malta, Turkey, etc.)

 

  • main pressures and issues related to coastal areas
  • sea-use conflicts: trends, most emerging conflicts, relevance
  • coastal zone planning within the overall planning systems
  • integration of land and marine planning
  • MSP vs. ICZM

16:30 - 17:00

Synthesis of the discussion / Lessons and common recommendations

 

 

DAY 2: Friday, Sept. 21


09:00 - 10:30

Working Group 1: Spatial Planning

Montenegro

Working Group 2: GIS

11:00 - 11:30

  • Reporting from Working Groups

11:30 - 12:30

Experiences of ICZM and MSP in the Adriatic and other Mediterranean countries - continued

 

  • legal provisions to deal with MSP: institutions involved, decision-making process
  • horizontal and vertical co-ordination of land- and sea-uses
  • examples of sea-use plans: content, legend
  • proposals on how to introduce and/or improve MSP

12:30 - 13:00

Synthesis of the discussion/Lessons and common recommendations

 


PARALLEL SESSIONS

14:30 - 15:30

Joint Recommendations / Conclusions - PlanCoast (Lead Partner) and Mediterranean countries (PAP/RAC)

 

15:30 - 16:30

PlanCoast internal issues

 

15:30 - 16:00

Mediterranean countries (PAP/RAC): Sub-session of the meeting

 

14:30 - 17:30

Adriatic Forum ICZM Expert Group (Municipality of Ancona)

17:30

Closure of the conference

 

DAY 3: Saturday, Sept. 22

8:30 - 17:00

STUDY TOUR:

Tour by boat from Supetar - Island of Solta - Bay of Kastela - City of Split - Return to Supetar.

 

Gallery PlanCoast conference and study tour

 

Publications/Documents

 

SCHULTZ-ZEHDEN, A., GEE, K. and SCIBIOR, K. 2008. Handbook on Integrated Maritime Spatial Planning; Experience, Tools and Instruments, and Case Studies. From the INTERREG III B CADSES PlanCoast Project. Berlin: s.Pro. pp 98.

(Download PlanCoast Handbook.pdf // 1,32 MB)

 

 

PAP/RAC. 2007. National Report on Current Policy, Procedures, Legal Basis and Practice of Marine Spatial Planning in Albania. Split: PAP/RAC. pp 34.

(Download Albania WEB.pdf // 373 KB)

 

 

PAP/RAC. 2007. National Report on Current Policy, Procedures, Legal Basis and Practice of Marine Spatial Planning in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Split: PAP/RAC. pp 34.

(Download Bosnia and Herzegovina.pdf // 990 KB)

 

PAP/RAC. 2007. National Report on Current Policy, Procedures, Legal Basis and Practice of Marine Spatial Planning in Croatia. Split: PAP/RAC. pp 34.

(Download Croatia WEB.pdf // 1.85 MB)

 

PAP/RAC. 2007. National Report on Current Policy, Procedures, Legal Basis and Practice of Marine Spatial Planning in Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy. Split: PAP/RAC. pp 34.

(Download Italy WEB.pdf // 1,37 MB)

 

PAP/RAC. 2007. National Report on Current Policy, Procedures, Legal Basis and Practice of Marine Spatial Planning in Montenegro. Split: PAP/RAC. pp 34.

(Download Montenegro WEB.pdf // 868 KB)

 

PAP/RAC. 2007. National Report on Current Policy, Procedures, Legal Basis and Practice of Marine Spatial Planning in Slovenia. Split: PAP/RAC. pp 34.

(Download Slovenia WEB.pdf // 1,15 MB)

 

PAP/RAC. 2008. State of the Art of Coastal and Maritime Planning in the Adriatic Region: Synthesis Report. Split: PAP/RAC. pp ii + 58.

(Download Synthesis Report Final WEB.pdf // 1,32 MB)

 

PAP/RAC. 2007. Marine Spatial Planning: A Theoretical Overview. Split: PAP/RAC. pp ii + 26.

(Download MSP Theory WEB.pdf // 478 KB)

 

PAP/RAC. 2007. Best Practice in Marine Spatial Planning: Description of four Case Studies in Europe and Overseas. Split: PAP/RAC. pp iii + 37.

(Download MSP Best Practices WEB.pdf // 879 KB)

 
Report of the Conference on Marine Spatial Planning; Supetar, Croatia, September 20-22, 2007
 

Poster: Spatial Planning Systems in the Adriatic

(Note: This is a A2 size document. Download it to your computer first and than open.)

 

Leaflet: Spatial Planning Systems in the Adriatic

 

F. Douvere and Ch. N. Ehler: The International Perspective: Lessons from Recent European Experience with Marine Spatial Planning. Paper presented at the Symposium on Management for Spatial and Temporal Complexity in Ocean Ecosystems in the 21st Century, San Jose, California, 24-28 June 2006

Download Paper_SanJoseConference_FINAL.pdf / 332KB)

 
 
 
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