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)
Table of Contents
    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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