The fourth meeting provided first glimpses of a MSP plan

27/01/2012 at 14:03 | Posted in meeting | Leave a comment
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Piperska Muren entrance

Entrance to the conference center - a XVII century palace

Wednesday and Thursday this week the Plan Bothnia project had its fourth planning meeting (MSP4) in Stockholm, Sweden (conference centre “Piperska Muren”). The meeting took an in-depth look at the draft material produced by project participants.

The discussions centered around similarities and differences between two documents including material for the Plan Bothnia MSP plan, one from a group of Finnish participants and another from a group of Swedish participants. These inspiring documents provided the first glimpses of what the Plan Bothnia MSP plan could look like. The material included suggestions for both the plan map as well as related text. These documents and other meeting material is available at the appropriate folder of the project document library.

Pål and Anne presenting

Pål Karlsson and Anne Savola presenting draft plan material

The interesting discussions at MSP4 concluded that even if there are some differences in approaches these are relatively minor. As steps toward a joint proposal the meeting agreed on the first outline of the plan part of the final report, as well as a drafts of typology/map legend. The outcome of the meeting will be available Friday 3 February at the project document library along with other meeting documents.

Intersessional work before the next planning meeting (MSP5), to be held 19.-21. March will prepare a complete plan draft for the Final report to be released at the Final conference (s) to be organised during the period 22.-23. May 2012, in conjunction of the European Maritime Day 2012 (Gothenburg, Sweden).

Coming up: MSP 4 (Stockholm) and public event (Riga)

10/01/2012 at 16:53 | Posted in event, meeting | Leave a comment
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After a refreshing pause we are now preparing for our next working meeting, Plan Bothnia MSP4, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden 25-26 January 2012. The aim of this meeting is to look at available material, including concrete plan drafts, and develop them further for the final report. The meeting material is available from the document library.

After this Stockholm meeting we still have at least one working meeting (MSP5) which has been proposed to be held in March 2012, possibly between 21st-22nd in Finland -but subject to decision at MSP4 [nb. final dates and venue confirmed 15.2.2012 are 19.-21 March in Vasa].  Possibly one more working meeting will be arranged if  necessary.

In addition, there will be a public Plan Bothnia event on 6 February 2012 (11:00-17:00) in Riga, Latvia (Monika Centrum Hotels, meeting room “Glory”, Elizabetes street 21, Riga) organised by Projet Partner VASAB. The event will be geared toward wider Baltic participants and is organised in conjunction with the HELCOM-VASAB MSP WG meeting taking place in Riga 7.-8. February 2012. Please find programme here.

Our final event will then be in Gothenburg, Sweden in conjunction with the European Maritime Day (21.-22. May 2012).

Back from Stockholm

22/09/2011 at 14:15 | Posted in meeting | Leave a comment
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We have been from Monday to Wednesday in Nordregio office in Stockholm preparing our 3rd Plan Bothnia meeting which will take place on 19 – 20 October.

The main idea with this meeting was to reorganize our assessment document which is a compilation of activities and interests, and the related geodata, on the Bothnian Sea. This assessment will be the base to make a test plan on the area.

Thanks to all and specially to Nordregio for letting us use the facilities.

We took some pictures of the meeting and Stokcholm. Enjoy

Let's start the meeting

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