Stakeholder Involvement in MSP

Abstract: 

The report aims to help bridge the gap between stakeholder management theory and practice by showing and discussing the methods / tools and experience gained by BaltSeaPlan partners dealing with stakeholders in MSP. It provides recommendations, guidance and inspiration for stakeholder management of future MSP processes. A case study for stakeholder involvement in Lativa has also been documented.

Sea Basin(s): 
Year: 
March 2013
Application in MSP: 
Applied in an MSP process
Sectors: 
Not sector specific
Type of Issue: 
Stakeholders
Type of practice: 
Guidance
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Vision and aims
Analyse spatial aspects
Develop and implement plan
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
No

Questions this practice may help answer

  • What are the reasons and rationales for stakeholder involvement in MSP?
  • How can stakeholders in MSP be identified and categorized?
  • When and how should planners interact with stakeholders?

Implementation Context

The “Stakeholder Involvement in MSP” report was developed on the basis of the experience acquired through the pilot planning processes in the framework of the BaltSeaPlan project, as well as other projects (e.g. BALANCE, PlanCoast).

Aspects / Objectives

This report aims to help address the literature gap on stakeholder management in Maritime Spatial Planning by presenting and discussing the methods / tools and experience gained by BaltSeaPlan partners then dealing with stakeholders in MSP. On this basis, it provides recommendations, guidance and inspiration for stakeholder management of future MSP processes, while demonstrating that there is no “one size fits all” approach or solution.

Main Outputs / Results

BaltSeaPlan Report No 24 “Stakeholders Involvement in MSP”, available online.

Transferability

The “Stakeholders Involvement in MSP” report draws mainly from experience on the Baltic Sea Region, but the recommendations can be applied in any sea basin.

Contact PersonS

Angela Schultz-Zehden

s.Pro – sustainable projects GmbH

Rheinstraße 34, 12161 Berlin, Germany

Tel. +49 (30) 8321417-40

Fax. +49 (30) 8321417-50

asz@sustainable-projects.eu

www.sustainable-projects.eu

 

Kira Gee

s.Pro – sustainable projects GmbH

Rheinstraße 34, 12161 Berlin, Germany

Tel. +49 (30) 8321417-40

Fax. +49 (30) 8321417-50

kg@sustainable-projects.eu

www.sustainable-projects.eu

 

Responsible Entity

Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)

Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 78,

20359 Hamburg,

Germany

www.bsh.de

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