All events in descending order

Project meeting, spring 2018

Start date: 19.04.2018

End date: 20.04.2018

Location: Warnemünde, Germany

The second biannual project meeting will be hosted by IOW in Warnemünde, Germany. The meeting will gather all the project partners to discuss the progress of the BONUS BASMATI project.

Stakeholder workshop in Riga

Date: 25.10.2017

Location: Riga, Latvia

The first stakeholder meeting was organised in Riga, as part of the three-day project partner workshop. In addition to the BONUS BASMATI researchers, there were representatives from the Latvian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, as well as participants from VASAB and Baltic Environmental Forum.

The event started with a presentation of the local BONUS BASMATI case study. The Latvian case study covers the Latvian territorial and EEZ waters, including both the open Baltic Sea coast and the Gulf of Riga.
The case study investigates the valuation of alternative sea use options in light of designating the marine protected areas (MPAs).

After the presentation, group discussions were organised to collect views on the stakeholders’ interests and end-users’ needs in relation to the planned Latvian case study results and the spatial decision-support system, Baltic Explorer. The discussions provided the project with valuable insights into the challenges and expectations of the maritime spatial planners.

Project workshop in Riga

Start date: 24.10.2017

End date: 26.10.2017

Location: Riga, Latvia

A workshop for BONUS BASMATI project partners was organised in Riga to discuss the work package 6. The aim of the workshop was to start detailed elaboration of three strategic case study areas which will further function as test-beds for the development of a decision support system (Baltic Explorer tool).

Latvian case study located in the Latvian territorial and EEZ waters, covering both the open Baltic Sea coast and the Gulf of Riga will focus on valuation of alternative sea use options in the light of designating the marine protected areas. Denmark – Germany case study will be investigated based on aquaculture expansion activity. The third is pan-Baltic case study focusing on maritime transport and tourism. Approaches to integrate marine ecosystem services into MSP in each case study are discussed.


Kick-off meeting

Start date: 27.09.2017

End date: 29.09.2017

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

The official launch of the BONUS BASMATI project occurred at the kick-off event organised in the premises of Nordregio, in Stockholm. External event with invited speakers and guests was organised on Thursday 28th September. In addition to that, two meeting days were reserved for internal project work.

The morning programme for the external meeting included speeches from:
• Kjell Nilsson (Nordregio)
• Henning Sten Hansen, BONUS BASMATI
• Meelis Sirendi (BONUS)
• Alda Nikodēmusa (VASAB)
• Nordregio – the launch of Nordregio News

Afternoon was dedicated to discussion about the concepts and methods related to MSP:
• Q-method on MSP, Malena Ripken (COAST, Oldenburg University)
• Ecosystem service concepts and indicators for MSP, Pia Frederiksen (Aarhus University)
• MSP – moving from research to governance, Holger Janßen (Ministerium für Energie, Infrastruktur und Digitalisierung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
• Symphony – Cumulative impact on the environment, Jonas Pålsson (Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management)

In addition, experiences from MSP projects and processes were presented:
• Baltspace, Kira Gee (Helmholtz Zentrum) and Andrea Morf (Norderegio)
• Go4Baltic, Berit Hasler (Aarhus University)

Project workshop in Copenhagen

Date: 15.08.2017

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

The first bigger project event gathering participants from several project partner organisations took
place in Copenhagen in the premises of the BONUS BASMATI lead partner, AAU. The meeting had
participants from FGI (Finland), UTU (Finland), LIAE (Latvia), and IOW (Germany). During the meeting
day, there were discussions about the future tasks and deliverables, especially concerning the work
package 5, which centres around decision-support tools.