North Seas Energy Cooperation
Declaration emphasises the importance of voluntary cooperation, with the aim of securing a sustainable, secure and affordable energy supply for the North Seas countries. Four specific work areas have been identified:
- Maritime spatial planning.
- Development and regulation of offshore grids and other offshore infrastructure.
- Support framework and finance for offshore wind projects.
- Standards, technical rules and regulations in the offshore wind sector.
The Interreg project NorthSEE (A North Sea Perspective on Shipping, Energy and Environmental Aspects in Maritime Spatial Planning ) aims at:
- Greater coherence in Maritime Spatial Planning (processes) and in Maritime Spatial Plans.
- Creating better conditions for sustainable development of the area in the fields of shipping, energy and environment protection.
Pan Baltic Scope
The EU sponsored Pan Baltic Scope project, a sister project of SEANSE, focuses on cross-border collaboration and has three interlinked Work Packages with 12 activities:
- To establish a Planning Forum as the central platform for the collaboration on specific planning issues identified by the planning authorities and regional organisations.
- To carry out concrete cross-border activities at different geographical levels to meet the needs of the national maritime spatial planning processes and to support the successful implementation of the EU MSP Directive.
- To develop tools and approaches at pan-Baltic level, to contribute to coherent maritime spatial plans in the Baltic Sea Region.
See Pan Baltic Scope
The Maritime Forum aims to improve communication amongst EU maritime policy stakeholders. It allows parties interested in EU Maritime Policy to communicate on a common platform. They can publish events, documents and follow developments in their areas of interest. Information can be shared amongst a closed community or published openly. Anybody can register to the forum and comment on its content.
See Maritime Forum