Pan-Baltic case study
The pan-Baltic case, covering the entire Baltic Sea area, concentrates on international and offshore activities, i.e. maritime tourism and commercial shipping. These two business sectors are different in terms of spatial requirements and exploitation of marine and coastal ecosystem services (MCES). Both business sectors have synergies and conflicts with other activities using the sea and MCES.
The issues of maritime transport and tourism will be addressed in order to focus on the main cross-border stakeholder aspects. The aim is to produce information on stakeholder views and requirements concerning the transboundary and cross-border aspects of the spatial decision support systems. The Pan-Baltic case will query, for example, the estimates for the future spatial needs regarding both industry sector, as well as their conceptions on ecosystem services, MSP, and stakeholder involvement.