Welcome to Plan Bothnia Final Conference 23 May 2012!

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The PLAN BOTHNIA Final Conference & Future Collaboration on MSP in Europe
Date and Time: 23. May 2012 (9:00-16:30, lunch included, plus reception thereafter)

Venue: Museum of World Culture (Världskulturmuseet), Södra vägen 54, Gothenburg, Sweden.


The PLAN BOTHNIA project (2. Dec 2010- 1. June 2012) has concretely tested joint transboundary MSP in a larger area covering the Bothnian Sea, a part of the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden. The project has created and analyzed background material on activities and natural values, and developed a pilot plan for the offshore areas of the Bothnian Sea. The project’s final conference on May 23rd gives an opportunity to reflect on achievements so far and provides a platform to discuss future collaboration on MSP.

The morning session will take a closer look on the pilot plan as well as the process of drafting it. This will be the starting point for a wider, interactive discussion in the afternoon on the future of European MSP. For this purpose, Plan Bothnia cooperates with the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment and a newly formed European MSP research network.

The aim is to identify important challenges for MSP and appropriate forms of collaboration to address them. Thus the discussions of the MSP related sessions- including the Plan Bothnia & Maspnose session 13:00 – 14:30 (Room 4: Foyer)- of the European Maritime Day 2012 (stakeholder day on 22. May) can continue towards concrete results, e.g. an action program or working groups for coming research calls.

The working language of the event will be English.

For catering purposes please register, preferably by 18 May 2012, through this link (http://goo.gl/xstwB)

Full programme and invitation is available from here.



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