Final MSP5 meeting 19.-21. March in Vasa

14/02/2012 at 16:11 | Posted in meeting | Leave a comment
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The final working meeting of the Plan Bothnia project (MSP5) for partners and process participants will be held 19.-21. March in Vasa, Finland. The dates and venue enable some interaction and joint sessions with the SeaGis project participants and guests- who will have a meeting at the same time (20.-21 March) and place.

The specific objective of this concluding fifth meeting is to finalise the project output, a pilot MSP plan suggestion as well as the final report publication, based on final drafts submitted to the meeting. The two first days (19. & 20.) will centre on the final pilot plan. The last day (21.) will be focused on finalising the project publication and is mainly intended for authors and project partners enabling agreement on final output.

Partners preparing for the next meeting

16/12/2011 at 16:33 | Posted in meeting | Leave a comment
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Yesterday and today (15.-16.12) we have worked in a small but productive group in Helsinki to prepare for our next planning meeting (MSP4, 25.&26.1.2012). The participants included Pål Karlsson from Boverket, Annukka Pekkarinen, Mirja Rasi and Sari Repka from the Centre for Maritime Studies, Tiina Tihlman from the MoE Finland,  Sirkka Lehto and Anne Savola from the Satakunta Regional Council as well as Hermanni Backer and Manuel Frias from HELCOM.


Refreshments for hard working planners!


Before and during the meeting our rich background material has been reshaped to what starts to resemble a final assessment document draft. A final draft will be submitted to the MSP4 meeting in Stockholm and the finished product later to the EU commission (February 2012). As Edward Tufte would put it: we are working to increase our data-ink ratio.

Besides the background document we have also taken a look and discussed an initial sketch for a regional MSP plan recently drafted by Sirkka and Anne- a fantastic initiative in itself! More such drafting will take place during the next MSP 4 meeting 25 & 26 january 2012.

Enjoy your weekend wherever you are!

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