Getting CORPORATE in Latvia
Last week, the MarCRF project CORPORATES which includes researchers from Marine Scotland, was presented at the 2nd Baltic Sea Maritime Spatial Planning Forum, in Riga, Latvia. The conference focused on marine planning in the Baltic Sea, particularly how to plan across countries borders. VASAB and ICES organised the conference, which served as the Baltic SCOPE project’s final conference, where project results were shared with an interested audience. There were more than 250 participants from 32 countries, including Scotland.
Past MarCRF Fellow and Marine Scotland colleague, Jacqui Tweddle, spoke at the workshop “What are the research needs for planning in the 21st century?” where her session on “Supporting marine management from the bottom up”, looked at that question from both the point of view of a natural scientist – physics and phytoplankton as drivers of the biological system and ecosystem services – and a marine spatial planner, where bottom-up means involving stakeholders in management and planning processes, which is what the CORPORATES project worked on.
- CORPORATES website
- Vision & Strategies around the Baltic Sea (VASAB)
- International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES)