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

PhD course on MSP

Start date: 06.05.2019

End date: 08.05.2019

Location: Turku, Finland

BONUS BASMATI will organize its second PhD course in May 2019. During the course, the students will be introduced to the MSP processes around the Baltic Sea. Special focus will be given to the assessment of current plans and the adaptations needed in the future. The PhD course is closely related to the BONUS BASMATI research project and will include experiences and preliminary results from the project.

Further information will be published during the autumn and winter of 2019.

Project meeting, spring 2019

Start date: 08.05.2019

End date: 10.05.2019

Location: Turku, Finland

The fourth biannual project meeting will be hosted by University of Turku (UTU) in Turku, Finland. The meeting will gather all the project partners from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, and Sweden to discuss the progress of the BONUS BASMATI project.

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