PhD course on MSP

Start date: 06.05.2019
End date: 08.05.2019
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Turku, Finland
PhD courses

Maritime Spatial Planning processes in Baltic Sea countries – PhD course (5 ECTS)

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, as well as on the methods and tools related to monitoring and evaluation of maritime spatial plans. Emphasis will be on the similarities and differences among the member states’ approaches in fulfilling the MSP directive’s requirements, and the overall progress within the Baltic Sea region at the moment.

The course will consist of:
  • a pre-reading exercise with a written report
  • lectures and workshops by MSP experts from several Baltic Sea countries
  • practical exercises
  • a written final report.
Invited lecturers:
  • Professor Henning Sten Hansen, coordinator of BONUS BASMATI project, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Dr. Holger Janssen, Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
  • Dr. Andrea Morf / Dr. Michael Kull, Nordregio, Sweden
  • Dr. Riku Varjopuro, SYKE & HELCOM, Finland
  • Research Director Toni Ahlqvist, Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC), University of Turku, Finland
  • Monday & Tuesday: University of Turku, Natura building.
  • Wednesday: Onboard day cruise Turku-Mariehamn-Turku
Important dates:
  • Application deadline: 18.3.2019
  • Notification of student selection and assignment of pre-reading task: 20.3.2019
  • Pre-reading report deadline: 15.4.2019
  • Mandatory participation in Turku: May 6–8 2019, Monday and Tuesday 9:00–17:00, Wednesday 8:00–20:00.
  • Final report deadline: 16.6.2019

No course fee. Travel and accommodation at own cost. Lunches free of charge. Wednesday ferry tickets free of charge.


Pass/fail (written course certificate will be provided)

Further information:

Harri Tolvanen (