The BONUS BASMATI project

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.

Events

Upcoming events

PhD course on MSP

Start date: 06.05.2019

End date: 08.05.2019

Location: Turku, Finland

The University of Turku and the BONUS BASMATI project will jointly arrange a 5 ECTS PhD level course in Turku, Finland. The course will focus on the evaluation of the ongoing national and international maritime spatial planning initiatives, and on the methods and tools related to monitoring and evaluation of maritime spatial plans.

The course will consist of a pre-reading exercise, lectures by several experts from many Baltic Sea countries, and a group work exercise including a report.

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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