The 2nd Steering Committee meeting - MARSPLAN-BS II project

1 MRDPW 2 MPWDA Ro 3 National Centre for Regional Development 4 INCDM Antipa 5 Center for Coastal and Marine Studies 6 GeoEcoMar 7 OUC Ro 8 N Vaptsarov Naval Academy

Despite the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus, the maritime spatial planning process continues. On Thursday, May 7th, 2020, the Second Steering Committee meeting was held within the MARSPLAN-BS II project. Due to the safety measures, the meeting was held in video-conference format and it was organized by the Ministry of Public Works, Development and Administration of Romania. The Agenda included many sessions, but the participants were able to consider and discuss all scheduled topics. One of the main topic of discussions was the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the project activities and the possibilities of their reorganization. All project partners as well as representatives from DG MARE and EASME took part at the Steering Committee meeting.

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The 4th International Maritime Spatial Planning Forum was held on November 21st, 2019 at the University of Latvia in Riga

The Fourth International MSP Forum entitled "Global Maritime Spatial Planning Meets Regional Experience in Cross-Border and Cross-sectoral Planning" was formally opened by the Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development and Parliamentary Secretary of the Republic of Latvia, Mr. Arthurs Toms Ples , Mr Felix Lineman - EC, Mr Julien Barbier, Head of Maritime Policy and Regional Coordination at UNESCO, from the Rector of the University of Latvia, and Mr Jacob Granit - Director-General of the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water management, lead partner of the project Pan Baltik Scope and Mrs. Alda Nikodemuza - Head of Secretariat of VASAB (Vision and Strategy for the Baltic Sea).

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