The BONUS BASMATI project focuses on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and marine and coastal ecosystem services. It analyses governance systems in the Baltic Sea region in order to develop a transnational model for MSP. A major outcome will be a MSP tool called Baltic Explorer. It is a spatial decision-support system designed to support the MSP process around the Baltic Sea.

The Baltic Explorer facilitates broad access to information. It helps planners and stakeholders to overcome the challenges of MSP, such as transboundary and cross-border planning and comprehensive mapping and management of ecosystem services. The tool will be developed with the help of its end-users and it will be tested in three BONUS BASMATI case studies. Cross-border collaboration and stakeholder involvement play a crucial role in the project.


Upcoming events

Project partners of BONUS BASMATI from Aalborg and Aarhus universities will be on stage in the following events:

The marine plan of Denmark and the marine ecosystem services.

The authorities responsible for the marine plan of Denmark presents the processes and stakeholder involvement in Maritime Spatial Planning. The event also introduces the participants to the theoretical background of ecosystem based planning in marine areas. The concept brings focus on the sustainable use of marine ecosystem services and how to address sustainability in practice.

Date and location in Køge: 03.03.2020, 15:00 – 18:30. Campus Køge, room 201, Køge Handelsskole, Uddannelsesvej 20, 4600 Køge

Date and location and in Nexø: 05.03.2020, 15:00 – 18:30. Center for Regional Tourism Development, Stenbrudsgården, Stenbrudsvej 55, 3730 Nexø

Coastal and marine cultural heritage in the Baltic Sea

Tourism, recreational use and sustainability – how to include the local interests in Maritime Spatial Planning? The event introduces methods and tools for making local interests visible in the planning process.

Date and location: 12.05.2020, 14:00 – 18:00. Campus Køge, room 201, Køge Handelsskole, Uddannelsesvej 20, 4600 Køge


The events are held in Danish. For more information see the flyers for the events in Køge and Nexø

BONUS BASMATI Final seminar

Date: 09.06.2020

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Project meetings

The BONUS BASMATI project is nearing its end. The project findings and results will be presented in a final seminar that will be held in June 9, 2020. It is a full day event and the admission is free. The seminar will take place at the campus of the Aalborg University Copenhagen in Denmark.


Final Seminar Sessions

Making the Ecosystem Approach operational in Maritime Spatial Planning

Sustainability aspects in Maritime Spatial Planning

Collaboration and stakeholder involvement in Maritime Spatial Planning

Digital decision support tools – workshop

Land-Sea Interaction

BONUS – perspectives for the future


Download the Save the Date flyer

The registration for the event will be opened in spring 2020 and can be found from the BONUS BASMATI website.

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