INTERREG III B CADSES
project part-financed by the European Union
27th-29th March 2008
Final Conference Ravenna, Italy
Only thanks to the courtesy and hospitality of the Emilia-Romagna government this additional closing conference of the PlanCoast project, which is officially running out on 15th April 2008, could be held.
The first internal day of the meeting was dedicated to the pilot projects’ results of the PlanCoast partners. A series of short but information-loaded presentations have given all partners an overview of eachother’s activities, and more importantly, shared the experience made within the project. As far as the PlanCoast follow-up activities are concerned, the prolongation of project activities has been declared in most non-EU parter countries (due to initial contracting delays). Joint discussion focused on the practical relevance of PlanCoast „messages“ introduced by the PlanCoast Handbook on Integrated Maritime Spatial Planning. The Handbook itself was also presented in the pre-final print version at the meeting.
The second – official – day of the Ravenna conference was honoured by the speeches of Mr. Lino Zanichelli, Emilia-Romagna’s Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, as well as Mr. Andrea Mengozzi, Ravenna Province’s Minister for Environment and ICZM. European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment was also represented and so was the Barcelona Convention, Adriatic Euroregion and Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR). Mrs. Angela Schultz-Zehden presented the freshly finalised PlanCoast Hanbook on Integrated Maritime Spatial Planning.
Specific aspects of maritime planning such as sand and sediments dredging, off-shore wind parks, reinjection technologies as well as research and monitoring were handled during the afternoon session.
The study tour took PlanCoast participants to the natural reserve of the Po river delta to visit the pilot project site of the Emilia-Romanga region.
1st Day Agenda
2nd Day Agenda
1st Day Presentations: lessons learned from the pilot projects
Mrs. Valbona Simixhiu (ECAT Tirana): Vjosa-Narta pilot project
Mrs. Kasia Scibior (on bahalf of WBPP Slupsk): Debina and Stegna pilot projects
Mr. Simion Nikolaev (NIMRD Constanta): Role and responsibilities of the Romanian Comittee of the Coastal Zone: theory and practice
Mrs. Luisa Perini (Emilia-Romagna DG Environment): Emilia-Romagna GIS pilot project
Mr. Richard Lisovsky (UkrCSES): Ukrainian 12smz pilot project
Mrs. Laura Alexandrov (NIRMD Constanta): Romanian 12smz pilot project
Mrs. Valentina Dumitru (Urbanproiect): Sulina pilot project
Mr. Sasa Skrba (Neretva Canton): Neretva pilot project
Mrs. Anna Stelmaszyk (Maritime Office Gdynia): Gdansk Bay pilot project
Mr. Slavko Mezek (RRC Koper): Slovene pilot projects
Mr. Paolo Recanatini (Ancona Municipality): Palombina Beach pilot project
Mrs. Maria Romani (Emilia-Romagna DG Environment): Ferrara Coast pilot project
2nd Day Presentations
Mr. Lino Zanichelli (Emilia-Romagna Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development): Welcome (Italian language)
Mr. Giuseppe Bortone (Emilia-Romagna DG Environment, Soil and Coast Protection): Introduction to the conference
Mr. Jonathan Parker (European Commission DG Environment): ICZM in Europe
Mr. Marko Prem (PAP/RAC): Barcelona Convention and ICZM Protocol
Mrs. Angela Schultz-Zehden (s.Pro): The PlanCoast Handbook
Dr. Bernhard Heinrichs (Ministry for Transport Mecklenburg-Vorpommern): Maritime Spatial Planning in Germany - offshore wind farms and other examples
Mr. Attilio Rinaldi (Cesenatico Marine Research Centre): Monitoring on the Emilia Romagna coast
Mr. Emiliano Altavilla (ARPA Emilia-Romagna Environmental Engineering): R&D Project for a Sustainable Management of Shoreline and Sea Floor
Mrs. Simona Biagi (ENI E&P): New reinjection technologies in hydrocarbon fields
20th-22nd Nov 2007
4th PlanCoast Conference, Berlin
Climate change represents an additional challenge to the management of
coastal zones. The 4th PlanCoast conference organised by the German
Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS) provided
an opportunity to discuss the first results of the PlanCoast project
in the context of climate change effects, growing sea-use pressures
as well as current policy developments.
List of Paricipants
First Day: Internal PlanCoast Workshop
Angela Schultz-Zehden: the PlanCoast recommendations' workshop basis
Kira Gee: preparation to the workshop
Dr. Bernhard Heinrichs (PlanCoast LP): PlanCoast contribution to Maritime Spatial Planning
Angela Schultz-Zehden (Project Coordinator): PlanCoast - Key messages
Slavko Mezek (Regional Development Center Koper): PlanCoast pilot project example 'Trieste Bay'
Victor Gheorghe (Urbanproiect): PlanCoast pilot project example 'Romanian 12smz'
Dr. Dietmar Kraft (University of Oldenburg, ICBM): Dealing with alternatives - scenarios and other decision-supporting systems
Dr. Georg-Dietrich Jansen (PLANCO Consulting): Predicting harbour development
Heidi Roberts (Atkins Consulting): Marine and coastal management in the UK: view of the local governments association
Nicole Schäfer and Iain Shepherd: The EU Blue Book - current status and next steps
Dr. Robert Kühner: Towards integrated maritime policy in Germany
Prof. Hans von Storch: Climate change and its impact on regional seas - what do we know?
Isabelle Niang: What does climate change mean for Africa?
Third Day: Study Tour Rothenklempenw and Szczecin
Timo Fichtner (University of Neubrandenburg) Regional pre-conditions for ICZM in the German-Polish Oder border region
Stefanie Maack (Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research): Coastal education & information dissemination as part of ICZM
Ralf Scheibe (University of Greifswald): Sustainable Tourism in the Oder region
Pina Springer (Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research): Regional Climate Change - Effects on water quality in the Oder estuary
20th-22nd September 2007
3rd Conference Split
The third meeting of all PlanCoast partners took place in a beautiful holiday location of Supetar on Brac island (close to Split). The organiser of this conference, PAP/RAC Croatia raised the topic of Marine Spatial Planning as a particular aspect of coastal zone managment.
In the first day panel discussion both the existing and the anticipated future sea-uses and conflicts in the Adriatic region were referred on from the perspective of each of the Adriatic partner countries. An additional lively input was provided by guest participants from Greece, Tunesia, Malta, Israel, Jordan, Turkey and other Mediterranean countries united in the UNEP MAP ICZM Protocol working group, as well as members of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).
On the second day morning session two parallel workshops took place: 1) spatial planning practical issues and 2) data collection and processing in GIS databases.
On this basis, the possible solutions in terms of a Marine Spatial Planning and its alternatives for each of the participating countries were discussed in the final panel.
These four workshops and panel discussions have pushed the work on the PlanCoast Recommendations a great deal ahead.
A perfect round–up of the meeting was provided on the last day with an educative boat–trip highlighting the multiple sea uses around the Croatian islands.
Study tour flyer
Summary of the Meeting, Part 1
Summary of the Meeting, Part 2
Mr. Ivica Trumbic (PAP/RAC): Objectives of the conference
Dr. Bernhard Heinrichs: State of art of the PlanCoast project
Mrs. Kira Gee: Introduction to MSP– theoretical background
Mrs. Susan Toben: Experience of MSP in Germany
Mr. Torben Rave (Institut Raum & Energie): Experience of MSP in UK and Canada
Mr. Ivica Trumbic (PAP/RAC): UNEP–MAP ICZM Protocol and MSP
Mrs. Claudia Coman (NIMRD): Black Sea Commission ICZM–WG report
Mr. Leonardo Polonara: The DAMAS project: disaster prevention on the Adriatic
Mrs. Angela Schultz–Zehden: Conclusions and recommendations from the PlanCoast national reports: first draft
3rd-6th July 2007
Study Tour Germany
The PlanCoast Study Tour organized by the LP - Ministry of Transport, Building and Regional Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern had an objective of sharing the German experience in Marine Spatial Planning and related GIS Data Management. Over 30 PlanCoast partners and associated specialists took part in this event.
During the first half of the meeting held in Schwerin, various aspects of Marine Spatial Planning in the 12sm zone in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern were presented, such as Territoral Impact Assessment (TIA), the impact of nature protection and offshore windparks, the application of GIS and newest techniques for data generation in marine areas.
On 5th of July a guided study trip was organized around the Wismar Bay, giving a unique opportunity to view the spatial implications of the some project developments.
For the last day of the Study Tour we moved to Hamburg headquarters of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH). BSH specialists gave an insight in their work as well as the development and general principles of Spatial Planning in the German EEZ.
Apart from that, an internal PlanCoast meeting took place during this Study Tour. The s.Pro team together with the ICZM expert Kira Gee presented and moderated the workshop on the PlanCoast Transnational Report (WP1), dealing with the structure and partners’ input into the report and the extended project web-site.
Study Tour Programme
List of Participants
Minutes of the lectures
4th July: Marine Spatial Planning in the 12sm Zone
Dr. Berhnard Heinrichs: TIA – Territorial Impact Assessment for offshore projects
Mr. Holger Schabelon (IfAÖ Institute for Applied Ecology): technical aspects of marine ecosystem research for spatial planning
Dr. Jürgen Autsch: Fishery and nature protection in the 12smz
5th July: PlanCoast Transnational Report (WP1)
Mrs. Angela Schultz-Zehden and Mrs. Kira Gee: Transnational Study
Mrs. Kasia Scibior: PlanCoast website development
6th July: BSH Workshop on Marine Spatial Planning
Dr. Nico Nolte: The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)
Mr. Manfred Zeiler: GIS for the Marine Spatial Planning
Mrs. Susanne Endrulat: Marine Spatial Planning in the German EEZ
31th May-2nd June 2007
2nd Conference Constanta
The second conference of all PlanCoast Partners took place in the sea-side resort Eforie Nord near Constanta, Romania. It was a very successful meeting in terms of experience exchange within the PlanCoast pilot projects on Sea-Use-Planning and Coastal Planning in the participating countries. The additional contributions of Romanian experts on ICZM-related issues provided a lively input into general discussions.
PlanCoast input into the Green Paper of EU Maritime Policy, as well as the further proceedings of the project were discussed in this meeting. On the closing day a boat-trip through the Danube Delta - a pilot project site within PlanCoast - was organized.
List of Participants
Pictures of the Conference
First Day: ICZM Challenges in Romania
Mrs. Mary Jeanne Adler: ICZM Progress in Romania
Mrs. Irene Lucius: ICZM Experience in the EU
Mr. Bernhard Heinrichs: Introduction into the PlanCoast Project
Mrs. Susan Toben: German Experience in Sea-Use-Planning
Mr. Robbert Misdorp: Dutch Experience in Land-Use Planning
Mrs. Nicoleta Dogaru: Constanta Harbour Development Master Plan
Mr. Janos Talpas and Mr. Cristi Frent: Coastal Tourism in Romania
Mr. Silviu Matei: JICA Project on Coastal Protection in Romania
2nd Day: PlanCoast Activities
Mrs. Kasia Scibior: ICZM Criteria for Spatial Plans in Poland
Mr. Victor Gheorghe: Romanian Pilot Projects Progress
Mr. Marcin Grzybinski: Polish Pilot Projects Progress
Mr. Tadej Zilic: Slovenian Pilot Projects Progress
Mrs. Luisa Perini: Emilia-Romagna WP2 Pilot Project Progress
Mrs. Katia Raffaelli: Emilia-Romagna WP4 Pilot Project Progress
Mrs. Petya Nestorova: Bulgarian Pilot Projects Progress
Mr. Olexandr Neprokin: Ukrainian Pilot Project Progress
Mr. Marko Prem: PlanCoast National Reports: Status Quo
Mrs. Kerstin Greiling: PlanCoast Transnational Study
Mrs. Susan Toben: PlanCoast Contribution to EU Green Paper on Maritime Policy
26th-28th March 2007
Another regional PlanCoast meeting was held in Kotor (Montenegro).
Partners representing the Adriatic Sea Region reported about the progress of their work in the PlanCoast project and discussed urgent procedural issues.
Summary of the meeting
Pictures of the meeting
Dr. Bernhard Heinrichs presentation
Angela Schultz-Zehdens presentation
Emilia Romagna progress report
PAP/RAC progress report
Morsko Dobro progress report
12th-13th March 2007
Partners representing the Black Sea Region met in Varna to report about the progress of their work in the PlanCoast project and discuss some urgent procedural issues.
This meeting was very important in terms of discussing in detail the contracting questions relevant to Bulgaria and Romania.
As documentation of this meeting two presentations of Mrs. Angela Schultz-Zehden are available for download:
PlanCoast and EU Maritime Strategy
PlanCoast National Reports
12th-15th July 2006
Kick-off Conference Ancona 12th-15th July 2006
The Kick-Off Meeting of PlanCoast took place in the beautiful Ancona, Italy.
On this meeting the goals, the rules and procedures of the project were discussed. The four Working Groups: Recommendations, GIS, Spatial Planning in ICZM and Maritime Planning was constituted and started their work.
A study trip was accomplished in the northern area of Ancona including meetings with local stakeholders of Riviera del Conero.
On 15th of July some of the PlanCoast participants joined the meeting of the ICZM Expert Group of Adriatic Forum in Palombina.
List of Participants
Pictures of the conference
Dr. Klaus Sühl Opening Speech
Marko Prem: The UNEP-MAP ICZM
Piero Remitti: The Adriatic Forum ICZM
Dr. Bernhard Heinrichs: The Baltic Sea
Susan Toben: ICZM Strategy development
Adriatic ForumAll contributions
Brian Shipman: ICZM in Europe: the state
Antonio Pusceddu: Palombina Beach: the
Bruno Cardilli: Palombina Beach: the
Piero Remitti: Next steps of the ICZM