Maritime Spatial Planning Conference - Adressing Land-Sea Interactions
15.06.2017 - 16.06.2017
Hotel Intercontinental, Julian’s STJ, Malta - Julian’s STJ


Maritime Spatial Planning Conference: Addressing Land-Sea Interactions



The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission is organising a two-day conference to address the topic of Land Sea Interactions within the framework of Maritime Spatial Planning.


Land-sea interaction (LSI) is a complex phenomenon, involving both natural processes across the land-sea interface and the impact of human activities in this area. When carrying out maritime spatial planning (MSP), it is essential to consider the dynamics that occur between land and sea. That is true for sectors such as shipping or offshore wind energy, but also for the management of environmental quality. It is also important to ensure that spatial planning is conducted in an integrated manner across maritime and terrestrial areas through adequate institutional mechanisms. That is why the ‘MSP Directive’ (2014/89/EU) requires Member States to take LSI into account when preparing maritime spatial plans.


There are different ways of addressing LSI in MSP, involving different spatial scales of intervention. Some planners choose to build on the experience of integrated coastal management, others harmonise terrestrial and maritime spatial plans; and others simply plan at a scale that crosses the land-sea border. The conference will feature both experts and practitioners sharing their experience of addressing LSI in the framework of MSP. The audience will be invited to actively participate in the discussion.




Please register via the green registration button for the international conference “Maritime Spatial Planning: Addressing Land-Sea Interactions”. Due to restrictions on the number of attendees, registration for the conference does not guarantee participation. Early registration increases the chance of participation. Once you have registered, an email will be sent to you with more information. The conference will be held in English.


Conference documents


Draft Programme


LSI Briefing Paper




The event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in St. Julian's, Malta, from 14:00 on 15 June 2017, concluding at 13:00 on 16 June 2017. A lunch will be offered to all participants on both days and an evening reception will take place on 15 June for all participants. For questions concerning the conference, please send an email to


Getting there


The conference venue is conveniently located just of the airport bus route X1 which leaves approximately every half an hour. Further details can be found here. Alternatively, a taxi from the airport should take approximately 20 minutes.

Meals and beverages


The conference runs from 14:00 on 15 June 2017, concluding at 13:00 on 16 June 2017. A complimentary lunch will be provided on both days as well as an evening reception taking place on 15 June for all participants.



Reduced rates have been arranged with two hotels. You can book with the hotels directly and mention that you are attending the ‘Maritime Spatial Planning Conference - Addressing Land-Sea Interactions’. Please note that rooms at both hotels are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

- Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel

You will receive a discount rate of 65 EUR for a standard twin room per night per person at the Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel, excluding breakfast. There are other room options available at a reduced rate as well, please see the table below.

- be.Hotel

At the be.Hotel, a reduced rate for a twin room per night is set at 95 EUR, including breakfast. You can book with the hotel directly here and enter the promotional code ‘’MLTMSP''.


Official website


Hotel Intercontinental, Julian’s STJ, Malta
St. George’ s Bay St.
Julian’s STJ
Country: mt


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