Presentation on theme: "Adria Region Meeting Montenegro 27.03.07 Status Quo and Future Activities in PlanCoast WorkPackage 1 Angela Schultz-Zehden."— Presentation transcript:
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Status Quo and Future Activities in PlanCoast WorkPackage 1 Angela Schultz-Zehden
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro PlanCoast Goals Setting up comparable GIS databases laying the ground for transnational co-ordination of different uses in coastal zones and maritime areas Developing, introducing and implementing the new tool of spatial planning in maritime areas in a coherent manner complying to international standards but reflecting local and regional needs Strengthening the implementation of ICZM national strategies in EU coastal zones by enhancing the role of spatial planning within ICZM in a selected number of pilot projects Contribute to the implementation of European policies and national strategies on coastal zones and maritime areas
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Laying the Ground for ICZM Actions Assessment of Status Quo –National reports on current policy, legal basis and procedures of spatial planning in coastal and maritime areas (land- and sea-side) –Transnational comparative study on current role of spatial planning in National ICZM strategies and identification of opportunities/threats - strengths/weaknesses – gaps/best practice Creation of GIS Databases for Coastal Plans –Agreement on common type of basic information to be included in all GIS databases –Creation or update of GIS Databases for Coastal Zones accordingly in all participating regions
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Pilot Projects Sea-Use-Planning in Action Preparation of Sea-Use-Plans for 12 sm zone in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), Gdansk region (Poland), Trieste Bay (Slovenia), Varna (Bulgaria), Constanta (Romania), Boka Kotorska Bay (Montenegro), Odessa (Ukraine) Sea-Use-Planning training programme for spatial planners from all participating countries Spatial Planning in ICZM in Action Preparation of new coastal plans according to ICZM principles for Palombina Beach (Italy), Pommerania (Poland), Piran (Slovenia), Albania, Varna (Bulgaria), Constanta (Romania) and the Tulcea/Danube Delta Biological Reservation (Romania)
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Current focal points of EU policy Integrated Coastal Zone management (ICZM) Development of national ICZM-strategies until 2006 European Maritime Policy Green paper on integrated maritime policy June 7, 2006
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Central questions of the EU Green Paper of Maritime Policy concerning ICZM and Spatial Planning How can ICZM be successfully implemented? What are the principles and mechanisms that should underpin maritime spatial planning systems? How can systems for planning on land and sea be made compatible?
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Chapter 3: Maximising Quality in Life in Coastal Regions 3.2 Adapting to Coastal Risks What must be done to reduce vulnerability of coastal regions to risks of floods and erosion? What further cooperation is needed in the EU to respond adequately to natural disasters? How can shores and coastal waters be better policed to prevent human threats? 3.3. Developing Coastal Tourism What specific measures promoting the sustainable tourism development of coastal regions and islands should be taken at EU level? 3.4. Managing the Land/Sea interface....Given the interaction of coastal and maritime issues across the land-sea interface, an overall EU maritime policy has a major stake in the success of ICZM. Consideration should therefore be given top an EU- wide mechanisms for comparative analysis and an exchange of best practice How can ICZM be successfully implemented? What role can be played by regional centres of maritime excellence?
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Chapter 4: Providing the tools to manage our relations with the oceans 4.2 Data at the Service of Multiple Activities...The EU could consider setting up a European Marine Observation and Date Network which would provide a sustainable focus for improving systematic observation (in situ and from space)......Consideration should also be given to setting up European programmes to develop comprehensive mapping of European coastal waters for purposes of spatial planning, security and safety. The mapping of existing and planned activities in the water and on the seabed is essential.... On what lines should a European Atlas of the Seas be developed? How can a European Marine Observation and date Network be set up, maintained and financed in a sustainable basis?...
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Chapter 4: Providing the tools to manage our relations with the oceans 3.3 Spatial Planning for a growing Maritime Economy...The Commission believes that a system of spatial planning for maritime activities on the waters under jurisdiction of or controlled by the Member States should be created......It should build on the ecosystem-based approach..but should also deal with licensing, promoting or placing restrictions on maritime activities......A broad debate is needed on the principles should underline such planning......Although individual decisions on activities should be taken at a national or local level, a degree of commonality between the systems is needed to ensure that decisions affecting the same ecosystem or cross-border activities, such as pipeline and shipping routes, are dealt with in a coherent manner.....a future maritime policy has to build on instruments and methods to ensure consistency between land and marine systems in order to avoid duplication of regulations, or the transfer of unsolved land-planning problems to the sea...A common vision of an overall coastal and marine spatial development plan could provide a coherent set of policy objectives and principles...
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Chapter 4: Providing the tools to manage our relations with the oceans 4.3 Spatial Planning for a growing Maritime Economy..as economic activity moves further offshore...it will increasingly take place in waters...rights of innocent passage..The EU and its Member States will need to take the lead in ensuring that multilateral rules evolve to allow for reconciling this right with the need for offshore spatial planning What are the principles and mechanisms that should underpin maritime spatial planning systems? How can systems for planning on land and sea be made compatible?
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro National Reports on Spatial Planning for Coastal Zones and Maritimes Areas Terms of Reference
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Objectives Introduce/improve maritime spatial planning in a coherent manner for the Adriatic, Black and Baltic region and provide inputs for other European coastal zones, Contribute to the implementation of EU Recommendations on ICZM and the Public Consultation Process and Implementation of the EU Maritime Strategy, To provide grounds for the adoption and implementation of an ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean countries and Black Sea region in particular for the planning, co-ordination and integration of the sea and land part of the coast zones, To stimulate discussion at national levels of the importance of maritime spatial planning, and To share experience with different countries so to harmonise approaches on this issue. To provide the grounds for the pilot projects and the subsequent transnational study & recommendations
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro a General Description of Spatial Planning system -evolution of spatial planning in the country (short introduction) -agencies of planning (national, regional, local level) -the planning framework (legal basis, planning instruments, types of plans at all levels and their contents) -involvement of public (access to information, public hearings, appeals, etc) -the control of development (planning/building permissions, enforcement of planning control) -land policies related to coastal areas -urban, countryside and transport planning/policies -environmental protection and planning (pollution, waste, EIA, SEA) -conservation of nature and cultural heritage (protected areas, etc) -general introduction on coastal zone planning -general introduction on maritime spatial planning (legal basis, responsibilities, practice, plans, etc.) -assessment of/commentary on advantages and gaps
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro b Specificities of spatial planning in coastal zones -main problems and issues related to uses in coastal areas, conflicts -planning in coastal zones (general overview): -urban policies (housing, tourist facilities) -countryside planning (agriculture and forestry, landscape, protected areas, recreation, minerals, etc) -transport planning -assessment of /commentary on advantages and gaps
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro c Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) main problems and issues related to coastal zone management specificities of coastal zone planning (legal framework, responsibilities, vertical and horizontal coordination, procedure, plans, ICZM instruments, ICZM strategy, levels, relation to spatial plans, sea and land-use integration, etc.) implementation of ICZM strategy assessment of/commentary on advantages and gaps (5-10 pages)
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro d. Maritime Spatial Planning evolution of sea uses and the state of the art of maritime uses in the country (sort of uses, trends, main conflicts, etc.) main problems and issues related to maritime uses, conflicts state of art and main characteristics of maritime spatial planning legal basis elements and contents of maritime spatial plans, scale, maps procedures and responsibilities for preparation of maritime plans (level of authority, for which components) co-ordination and resolving of conflicting uses integration of land and maritime parts of spatial plans practical examples of maritime (sea-use) plans (5-10 pages)
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro e Linkages to International Policy compliance to EU ICZM recommendation Linkage / recommendations for EU Maritime Strategy (Green Book) linkage to any other international policy (i.e. Helcom / MAP / Black Sea Commission) (3-5 pages)
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Annexes The report should be supported by as many existing documents as possible (if available in English). Furthermore the report should also analyse the existing information / data sources (and access to them) and any kind of improvements on this level.
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro RECOMMENDATIONS In the following, it is expected that each partner will develop recommendations on national level as a result of the comparison undertaken with the other partner contributions and the ensuing discussions during the various PlanCoast workshops. Furthermore these recommendations will be encompassed by the joint recommendations developed within the transnational study.
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro b Recommendations could for instance cover such areas as: who should be the responsible/relevant institution(s) and responsible level of authority for which uses should plans be necessary and why the scope (definition of maritime areas) suggestions for transborder co-operation and co-ordination of activities/plans what kind of legal instrument should facilitate maritime planning what should be the planning procedure which sea uses should be taken into account what kind of background studies should be elaborated to assist plan preparation
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro OUTPUTS AND DEADLINES A report, to include elements as elaborated in point 3 above should be submitted as follows: Draft report28 February 2006 Final report15 April 2006
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro What can Spatial Planning offer to ICZM and the EU Maritime Strategy? –Proven methods of participation and conflict management –Binding results based on statutory plans –Provision of space oriented data through Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro BaltCoast Recommendations on ICZM ICZM is the responsibility of political bodies of all levels Do not create new ICZM specific institutions Cross-sectoral agencies at regional level should take the lead for implementation Link regional approach with case-specific solutions The focus should be on implementation and visible results
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro BaltCoast results on sea use planning Transnational spatial planning register for offshore areas Pan-Baltic comprehensive map of offshore uses Comparative analysis of regulations and planning instruments Common recommendations for action
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Recommendations for action Agree on a systematic transnational information exchange on offshore uses Prepare spatial plans for offshore areas – where needed Introduce project-oriented and cross- sectoral coordination procedures
Adria Region Meeting Montenegro Sea Use Planning of the German Baltic Sea