Presentation on theme: "INTERREG IIIB CADSES „PlanCoast“ Coastal Zone and Maritime Spatial Planning by Bernhard Heinrichs Ministry for Transport, Building and Regional Development."— Presentation transcript:
1 INTERREG IIIB CADSES „PlanCoast“ Coastal Zone and Maritime Spatial Planning byBernhard HeinrichsMinistry for Transport, Building and Regional Development M-V, GermanyPlanCoast Lead PartnerL +G, dear collegues,The topic of my presentation is the case of the Baltic Sea :the role of Spatial plannining in ICZM and sea use planning or spatial planning of the seapreliminary remarksI do not dare to give a comprehensive overview I shall cocentrate on some issues linked to my own experiencethe two things ICZM and sea use planning are closely linked, one can not seperate the sea side from the land side.
2 Overall Objective Foster sustainable development in the coastal zones (land- and sea-side) of theBaltic Sea, Adriatic Sea and Black Seaand support theEU maritime strategyConcerning 1. just to see how our PLCo-approach fits into EU-policies2. Main part vorlesen3. I will mention shortly only
3 PlanCoast Project Area Basic FactsProject Region: Coastal and Maritime Zones (esp. 12 sm zone) of the Baltic Sea, Adriatic Sea and Black SeaLead Partner: Ministry of Traffic, Building and Regional Development – Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, spatial planning department (Germany)Project Partners: 15 Spatial Planning Departments or Regional Authorities responsible for the spatial planning for coastal and maritime areas in their partner countries
4 Financing EFRE 595.000 EUR CARDS 493.678 EUR PHARE 334.200 EUR TACIS EUREU Financing EUREU Co-Financing EURNon EU Co-Financing EURTotal EURPartner Institution EU Country BudgetMinistry of Labour, Building and Regional Development M-V Y DE ,00Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing Germany Y DE ,00Maritime Office in Gdynia Y PL ,00Self-Government of the Pomorskie Voivodeship Y PL ,00Regional Development Center Koper Y SI ,00Emilia Romagna Region, DG Environment Y IT ,00Municipality of Ancona Y IT ,00ECAT Tirana N AL ,00Ministry of Physical Planning of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton N BA ,00District Administration Centre Varna N BG ,00Black Sea NGO Network N BG ,00Priority Action Programme / Regional Activity Centre N HR ,00National Institute for Marine Research and Development N RO ,00National Institute for Research and Development Urbanproject N RO ,00Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management of Enterprise N SCG ,00Ukrainian Scientific Center of Ecology of Sea (UkrSCES) N UA ,00CARDS Balkan Croatien, Bos.-Herzegovina, Montenegro, AlbanienPHARE Rumänien, BulgarienTACIS Ukraine
5 Growing conflicts among seaside activities The challengesGrowing conflicts among seaside activitiesUrgent need for spatial co-ordination of offshore usesThe challenges are obviousThe map shows a first transnat. atempt to visualise information on uses + restrictionsChallengesThe coastal zones of the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Sea face severe pressure from development.Multiple sea and coast-based activities such as tourism, transport, fishery / aquaculture, shipping and energy generation are growing.Combined with the requirements for nature protection and the effects of global climate change these uses implicate numerous actual and potential conflicts.These conflicts are not limited to the landside areas, but will affect offshore areas even more strongly.The challenge is to make the most of the economic potential of the seas in a sustainable manner by avoiding conflicts and creating maximum synergies between the various interest groups.
6 Current focal points of EU policy Integrated Coastal Zone management (ICZM)Development of national ICZM-strategies until 2006European Maritime PolicyGreen paper on integrated maritime policy June 7, 2006Germany has presented its national strategy adopted by cabinet on march 22 of this year.Stock takingSteps towards a strategyEvaluation of its effects and its implementationSpat.planning has a prominent role in this strategy.Green Book , a consultation paper, mentions spat.planning as a possible tool to implement the maritime strategyComm will propose next steps until end of 2007
7 Could Spatial Planning make a contribution to these two EU policies? Experience from the INTERREG III B BaltCoast ProjectMain part 2: Could spatial planning….BC with partners from 7 countries offered a solid basis for the transnat. Recommendations, that I will summarise as an input to PLCOI shall not rely on the findings of that project onlybut present other experiences related to the 2 issues spat. Pl in ICZM and sea use planning
8 What can Spatial Planning offer to ICZM and the EU Maritime Strategy? Proven methods of participation and conflict managementBinding results based on statutory plansProvision of space oriented data through Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
9 Example: Pilot Action „Greifswalder Bodden“ Problem: Conflict between water sports and nature protectionSolution: Zoning keeping the balance between nature protection and developmentVorlesenZoning in this case includes a time-component
10 Example: Pilot Action „Greifswalder Bodden“ Look at map:important tourism areaConflict management via“ round table “Voluntary agreements between users and environmentalistsZoning with physical +time componentResults secured in statutory regional spatial planGood ex. for implementation of BaltCoast recommendations
11 BaltCoast Recommendations on ICZM ICZM is the responsibility of political bodies of all levelsDo not create new ICZM specific institutionsCross-sectoral agencies at regional level should take the lead for implementationLink regional approach with case-specific solutionsThe focus should be on implementation and visible resultsPLCO partner Cieslak PL participated activelyICZM not an expert issue onlyResistance by experts, in overall interest3.PL wojwodship , G: Länder4. ,5. increase acceptance
12 Project results on sea use planning Transnational spatial planning register for offshore areasPan-Baltic comprehensive map of offshore usesComparative analysis of regulations and planning instrumentsCommon recommendations for actionFirst 2 points are in an incomplete stage, see map
13 Recommendations for action Agree on a systematic transnational information exchange on offshore usesPrepare spatial plans for offshore areas – where neededIntroduce project-oriented and cross-sectoral coordination proceduresvorlesen
15 Sea Use Planning of the German Baltic Sea Main pointsNature protection greenWind farms black rest of 12 sm prohibitedSand extraction brownCorridor linear infrastructure violetPilot ProjectsSea-Use-Planning in ActionPreparation 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 countriesSpatial Planning in ICZM in ActionPreparation 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)
16 ConclusionsSpatial Planning cannot substitute the ICZM-process - but forms an essential partA regional approach could best link ICZM-strategy with implementationSpatial planning of the sea should become an integral part of ICZM in the Baltics
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