——BaltSeaPlan Report 9 ：Developing a Pilot Maritime Spatial Plan for the Pomeranian Bight and Arkona Basin
The Baltic Sea is a dynamic economic region with growing competition between a wide range of sea uses. At the same time limited sea space and the valuable sensitive marine and coastal ecosystem call for a considered approach to future development. Maritime spatial planning (MSP) is a tool for facilitating this at various spatial levels. Its purpose is to find solutions for the sustainable use of maritime space balancing social economic and ecological interests in a manner that does justice to all three. MSP achieves this by taking a cooperative and participatory approach involving various stakeholders.