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CMT2017: abstract submission and registration is now open!

Dear all,

We are glad to announce that the 9th International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) June 13-16 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden, is now open for abstract submission and registration. Furthermore, there is also new information about keynotes attending CMT2017 and descriptions of the congress tours.

Please visit the congress website for more information and guidelines that hopefully will answer all your questions!

In case you still have burning questions, you can always contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !

Please spread the word in all your networks!

The CMT2017 Organizing Committee

Launch of the EU MSP Platform


The European Maritime Spatial Planning Platform is an on-going service for MSP authorities and stakeholders throughout all European Member States to share relevant knowledge and experiences on MSP. Financed by the European Union under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, the website is the entrance to a comprehensive service point for MSP in Europe, showing an overview of MSP practices and projects generated from all European Member States.

We encourage you to explore the European MSP Platform website. Here you will find many useful resources for learning about MSP experiences across the EU.

MSP Challenge - Website Announcement

Dear MSPRN Coordinators,

we are pleased to announce the launch of the Maritime Spatial Planning Challenge website, available at the link www.mspchallenge.org.

The Maritime Spatial Planning Challenge is an interactive multiplayer serious game that gives maritime spatial planners insight in the diverse challenges of sustainable planning of human activities in the marine and coastal ecosystem.


International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism 2017

International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism 2017

CMT 2017 logoThe CMT is widely considered the world's foremost conference related to tourism and recreation in coastal and marine environments and is attended by academics, students and practitioners from around the world. The congresses offer opportunities for the presentation and publication of refereed and working papers, as well as posters. A strong feature of the congresses is the supportive and collegial atmosphere where students are particularly encouraged to engage and contribute to the field.

We are proud to welcome you to the 9th International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) in 2017 in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden. We hereby invite researchers, educators, government employees, industry practitioners, students and representatives of interest organizations to submit research papers and/or posters for the CMT2017. The theme of the conference is “Global challenges, local solutions”.

Please take your time to explore the conference website, where you can find all the practical information you need!


CMT2017 will be 13-16 June 2017
(Parallel sessions 14-15).

PartiSEApate Newsletter No.6 online

The PartiSEApate Newsletter No.6 is online and its headlines are:

  • Recommendations for the future MSP Governance in the Baltic Sea Region
  • Synthesis report on pan-Baltic Stakeholders’ Dialogue on MSP
  • PartiSEApate round table: Maritime Spatial Planning and aquaculture in the Baltic Sea
  • Creating common understanding at the Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum

BaltSpace - MSP summer school 2016

BONUS BALTSPACE with additional funding from VASAB is organising a summer school on trans-boundary Maritime Spatial Plannig (MSP) in the Baltic Sea Region. It will take place in Klaipeda, Lithuania from 29 August to 2 September 2016.

  • WHEN ?
    29 August – 2 September 2016
  • WHERE ?
    Klaipeda University, Lithuania
  • WHO ?
    Max. 15 early-career professionals and/or PhD students from the BSR.
  • HOW ?
    Apply by 13 May 2016!

For further information visit the official website and download the official flyer (PDF).


YOUMARES conference

YOUMARES is an international science conference targeted at young scientists from Bachelors to Postdocs addressing a wide range of marine research topics.

We are chairing Session 5 this year which addresses Tools and Methods supporting an Ecosystem Based Approach to Marine Spatial Management.

We would very much be interested in hearing about analytical approaches to assess effects of human uses and spatial management tools such as Marine Spatial Planning to support an ecosystem based approach to marine management.


EUCC-D Küsten Newsletter 1/2016

Mit dem Küsten Newsletter 1/2016 informiert Sie die EUCC-D über Aktuelles von Meer und Küste.

In ihrem Newsletter berichtet die EUCC-D von Entwicklungen in Deutschland, wirft aber auch mehrfach Blicke auf europaweite Entscheidungen und Projekte.

Wir wünschen Ihnen eine interessante Lektüre!


TPEA - Invitation to Project Showcase

Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic (TPEA)

Invitation to Project Showcase

The Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic (TPEA) project would like to extend an open invitation to participate at its Project Showcase.

The showcase event follows the closing session of the European Maritime Day at Bremen, Germany, on Tuesday 20th May 2014. Please join us from 15:15 in the Focke-Wulf Saal (located in the European Maritime Day venue) to hear of the work undertaken by the TPEA project, which will be followed by a food and drinks reception.


MARE Academic Conference - 1st reminder for abstract and proposal submission


Deadline for proposals: January 31st, 2015 at 12 a.m. (GMT)


Dates: 24-26 June, 2015
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


For anyone following the news, it is clear that geopolitics is back to stay. After years of reasonable quiet on the diplomatic front, conflict over space and resources has re-emerged as a serious problem. Oceans and coasts figure prominently in the geopolitics of our era. Areas in the East and South China Seas and the Black Sea are heavily contested by various nation states, while the Arctic, with its proven oil reserves, is another obvious realm of contestation, with adjacent countries vying to stake their respective claims and environmental movements trying hard to restrict the anticipated damage.