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Spatial Planning implications of Aquaculture as a new use in the Baltic Sea

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On 15th and16th April2013 in Gdansk the workshop about “Spatial Planning implications of Aquaculture as a new use in the Baltic Sea" was held. The event wasorganized bythe Maritime Institutein Gdansk, as thelead partnerof the PartiSEApateproject realized within theBaltic Sea Region Programme2017-1013.

The meeting brought together42 participantsfrom theBaltic Sea Region. Delegates heardinteresting presentationsof experts fromabroad whoshared theirexperience ofthe widerissues ofaquaculture. Then,a workshop was held, during which an attempt was madeto find answersto the following questions:

a) What are the general expectations, hopes and fears of aquaculture towards MSP?

b) How much space and what type of space should be reserved for aquaculture in the BSR (separately for different types of aquaculture like plants and fish)?

c) With which other uses shall aquaculture look for joint solutions in form of separa-tion or coexistence? Whatcould be possiblesolutions for spatialconflicts?

d) With whom should the aquaculture sector talk in a cross-sectoral dialogue?

Results of the discussionswill becompiledin a reportthat, after consultation with the participants ofthe workshop will bepublishedon the PartiSEApate project website.

We encourage youto read theworkshop’s presentations.

Opportunitiesforexpandingaquaculture in the BSR – An overview
- Frank Neudörfer

Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture – Thierry Chopin

Practical example of running an aquaculture in the Baltic Sea Region - Tim Staufenberger

Baltic Sea Farming an industry perspective - Karl Iver Dahl-Madsen and Lisbeth Jess Plesner

Achieving Blue Growth in Aquaculture through Maritime Spatial Planning
- Koen Van den Bossche

MSP: principles and future developments in relation to aquaculture - Axel Wenblad

Aquaculture site selection plan in Finland – Timo Mäkinen

Roadmap for the development of Polish coastal areas based on benefits of innovative uses of Baltic marine resources

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Theconsultation meeting of the first version of the Roadmap for the development of Polish coastal areas based on benefits of innovative uses of Baltic marine resources, a document drawn up by the Maritime Institute in Gdansk under the "SUBMARINER Project - Sustainable use of resources of the Baltic Sea" (Baltic Sea Region Programme 2017-1013), was held on 15 April 2013 in Scandic hotel, Gdansk.


Actions and Initiatives for Sustainable and Innovative Uses of Baltic Marine Resources.

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Maritime Institutein Gdańskis proud to inform you that the
SUBMARINER Networkhas become the new flagship project of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. This is indeed a tremendous step in the initiative undertaken by our Institute as the Lead Partner of the SUBMARINER project which has laid down a fundaments for the Network. Joint work of 19 partners from all EU countries around the Baltic Sea has lead us to the creation of the network devoted to Actions and Initiatives for Sustainable and Innovative Uses of Baltic Marine Resources.

Our Institute kindly invites You for an official launch of the SUBMARINER Network which will take place at the SUBMARINER Final Conference in Gdansk (5–6 September 2013). At the conference perspectives for the further development of the blue bio-economy in the Baltic Sea Region will be in the core of discussion.

SUBMARINER Networkis a transnational umbrella for activities focusing on sustainable and innovative uses of Baltic marine resources. Based on the SUBMARINER compendium, it promotes new uses and technologies that should be valued for their commercial appeal and for their potentially significant contribution to solving environmental problems. SUBMARINER Network implementation is based on the SUBMARINER BSR Roadmap (to be published early fall 2013), which recommends what needs to be done at the BSR level in order to realise the Europe 2020 Strategy aims in general and its maritime pillar in particular.

Flagship Leader:Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology of the Land Schleswig-Holstein / Germany;

Co-leaders: Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk/Poland.

For further informationabout the conference, please contact:

Joanna Przedrzymirska –

Iwona Rakowska –


Workshop: Aquaculture / New Uses of Marine Resources

Workshop: Aquaculture / New Uses of Marine Resources

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Maritime Institute in Gdansk, the Lead Partner of the PartiSEApate project, in cooperation withthe Institute of Marine Research in Bergen and Swedish Water Management Agency, kindly invites all interested parties for the Workshop:

Spatial Planning implications of Aquaculture
as a new use in the Baltic Sea

which will be held in Gdansk, Poland on April 15-16, 2013.

A forward looking maritime spatial planning (MSP) requires that sufficient space is kept available for possible new types of marine uses. Projects like SUBMARINER, AQUABESTand AQUAFIMAare currently analysing the potential of new marine resource uses such as reed for bioenergy, algae and mussel cultivation, fish mariculture and wave energy. This workshop will identify the spatial planning implications of those new uses, i.e. overall space needed, specific locations, and conflicts and synergies with other uses.

Register for the aquaculture workshop.

Click here to download the agenda.

In case you have further questions please contact:
Ms. Joanna Przedrzymirska,, mobile: +48 607 863 588 or
Ms. Iwona Rakowska,, mobile: +48 507 832 426

Maritime Institute in Gdansk is again the Lead Partner of the EU international project!

Maritime Institute in Gdansk is again the Lead Partner
of the EU international project!

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As the Lead Partner, MIG will oversee the PartiSEApate project being implemented under the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 – 2013. The Institute will also offer its expertise in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and data management. It will assist in developing new tools for transnational stakeholder communication and facilitate transnational dialogue on new marine uses.


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Maritime Institute in Gdansk, the lead partner of the SUBMARINER project informs that ‘compendium’ is now available.


The SUBMARINER Compendium has been designed to provide, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the contribution the Baltic Sea Region can make to European wide initiatives on Blue Growth and a sustainable bioeconomy. The current state of knowledge has been gathered and set against the backdrop of environmental, institutional and regulatory conditions for all innovative marine uses investigated within the SUBMARINER project. As a result of this, the Compendium also provides an overview on obstacles and limitations to more widespread adoption or expansion under current conditions as well as recommendations to address these obstacles.
Download and contribute to consultation
Download the current version which is now open for consultation and contributions from stakeholders across the Baltic Sea Region and beyond until 30 April 2013.


The SUBMARINER Compendium serves as the background for the SUBMARINER Roadmap to be published in summer 2013, indicating the concrete steps to be taken in the coming years within the Baltic Sea Region so as to promote beneficial uses and mitigate against negative impacts. The SUBMARINER Roadmap will include recommendations on research topics, institutional and legal initiatives, legal changes, environmental regulations and economic incentives. It shall serve as a predictive instrument for identifying future trends and be a basis for strategic policy.


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