The Baltic Sea Region is one of Nordregio’s four geographical focal areas. Our background has previously mainly been in research on terrestrial spatial planning, but Nordregio is becoming more and more involved in maritime issues also. On this page, you can learn about our latest projects related to maritime spatial planning.

Pan Baltic Scope

The objective of the project is to contribute to more coherent maritime spatial planning (MSP) strategies in the Baltic Sea region (BSR) and to build lasting macro-regional mechanisms for cross-border MSP cooperation. Find out more about Pan Baltic Scope.

BONUS BASMATI – Baltic Sea Maritime Spatial Planning for Sustainable Ecosystem Services

BONUS BASMATI project aims to develop an innovative decision support system for maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region. The overall objectives of BONUS BASMATI are to: 1) develop integrated and innovative solutions for maritime spatial planning related to marine and coastal ecosystem services and marine protected areas, 2) develop and apply spatial decision support systems including data discovery and exchange facilities, 3) develop means for interactive multi-level, multi-stakeholder and cross-sector governance. Find out more about BONUS BASMATI.

Economic marine mapping

In this project, Nordregio, together with the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management are working on identifying and collecting socio-economic data, in order to evaluate important aspects when planning for a sustainable use of the sea. Find out more about economic marine mapping.