Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


​The overall aim of the action is to carry out activities to contribute to developing coherent maritime spatial planning based on ecosystem-approach in the Baltic Sea, in close transboundary cooperation and cross-sectorial fashion.

The project will thus help reaching the objectives assigned in the Horizontal Action Spatial of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. This Horizontal Action aims to to encourage the use of Maritime and Land-based Spatial Planning and develop a common approach for cross-sectoral cooperation in the Baltic Sea and it is co-lead by HELCOM and VASAB.


  • Enhancing policy developments
  • Enhancing cross-sectorial dialogue
  • Further development of linkages between wider Ecosystem Approach and MSP through practical case and increased possibilities for coherent MSP relevant data
  • Preparations for future projects (join action with VASAB Secretariat, see application by the VASAB Secretariat)