19-21 November 2019

Riga, Latvia

The Maritime Spatial Planning Forum: Global Meets Regional took place on 19-21 November 2019 in Riga, Latvia, and served as a joint event for the 4th International MSPforum, 3rd Baltic MSP Forum as well as the final conference of the Pan Baltic Scope project. The focus was on global and regional MSP topics, including the results and findings of the Pan Baltic Scope collaboration.

It was organized together by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, VASAB, Pan Baltic Scope and European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Activities included:

  • A key-note speech on the conclusions of the IPCC Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
  • Four plenaries
  • Twelve workshops
  • MSP Fair with networking, pitch stage and exhibition area




Please note that not all sessions were recorded

Plenary 1: MSP at transboundary scale

Plenary 2: Hidden face of MSP

Summary session and young planners’ plenary

Plenary 3: MSP around the world

W1: Ecosystem-based approach in practice

W2: Engaging local actors: Turning MSP bottom-up

W4: Assessing cumulative impacts in MSP

W6: MSP as a contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

W7: Integrating land, sea and society into MSP: Economic and social impacts and LSI

W8: Marine green infrastructure and its role in MSP and climate refugia

W9: Factors and mechanisms for cross-border cooperation in achieving coherent MSP

W10: Participants choice: Planning for climate change

W11: Tools, processes and concepts for integrating maritime cultural heritage into MSP