Maritime forum

11th meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Maritime Spatial Planning

Event date:
02/03/2017 (All day) to 03/03/2017 (All day)
2-3 March 2017 Meeting room: Conference room Hideaway, Empire Riverside Hotel, Hamburg, Germany

11th meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Maritime Spatial Planning
2-3 March 2017, Hamburg

Meeting room: Hideaway, Empire Riverside Hotel, Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 97


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Opening of MSP Expert Group meeting
    Welcome by European Commission (Felix LEINEMANN, Head of Unit, DG MARE)
    Procedural issues (adoption of the minutes from previous meeting, adoption of the agenda, mailing list, application for observership)

09:20 - 09:30   
State of play on MSP at EU level
    MSP developments at EU level (Directive, Assistance Mechanism, cross-border projects, studies)
    International MSP (Conference DG MARE/ UNESCO IOC March 2017, Council Conclusions on Ocean Governance)

09:30 - 10:30    
State of play on the implementation of the MSP Directive in Member States
    Tour de table of MS (presentation for new Chair)
o    Implementation (issues encountered, new projects, etc.)
o    Related developments (e.g. North Sea Energy Initiative)
o    Requests for information and knowledge / experience exchange with other MS

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30  
Discussion on planning for 2017
    Topics for next MSEG meetings (based on last year's feedback)
    Type of events (EU wide conference, EU wide workshops and workshops upon request)
    Approval of Work Plan 2017 (selection of priorities for 2017 )
    Future priorities (2018-2021)

Lunch break  

14:00 - 15:30    
Blue Growth and MSP (part I)
    Introduction  by EC:
o    why we support the group's interest in using MSP as a tool to achieve Blue Growth and how does this fit with EU priorities
    Presentation of the study:
o    Developing a vision for a sea basin
o    Analysing current and future spatial needs
o    Developing indicators
o    Format proposal
Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00    
Blue Growth and MSP (part II, World cafe)
    Interactive session, focussing on content, formats and tasks

17:00 - 17:30   
Closing of the day
    Summary of decisions taken during the first day
    Presentation of activities for following day

Joint dinner

Friday, 3 March 2017

09:00- 09:30    
State of play of the Assistance Mechanism
    Role of focal points
    Website updates: practices, projects and funding
    Incorporating the data study in the Maritime Platform website

09:30- 10:00    
Presentations of new observers

Coffee break

10:30- 10:45    
Presentation on German MSP (by BSH)

10:45- 10:55    
Presentation of Coastal mapping project results

10:55- 11:40    
Land Sea Interactions
    Discussion on draft agenda for June Workshop

Cross sector integration
Interactive discussion

12:15 - 12:30    
Closing of MSP Expert Group Meeting
    Agreement on decisions taken in the MSEG
    Agreement on dates and possible hosts for next MSEGs in 2017
    Agreement on dates and possible hosts for Workshops


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