Area management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
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This dataset contains Maritime Spatial Plan areas (MSP areas) as reported by national contact points of HELCOM-VASAB MSP Data group according to HELCOM-VASAB Guidelines on transboundary MSP output data structure in the Baltic Sea. The dataset contains polygon features of Maritime Spatial Plan areas. The dataset contains following attributes: Country: 2-digit Country code [CharacterString] officialTi: Official Title [CharacterString]: Official title of the spatial plan exposed in national language. alternativ: Alternative Title [CharacterString] Alternative (unofficial) title of the spatial plan exposed in national language. englishTit: English Title [CharacterString] Title used for transboundary consultations purposes. responsibl: Responsible authority [CharacterString] documentat: Documentation [URI] levelOfSpa: Level of Spatial Plan [CodeList]: national, supraRegional, regional, infraRegional, supraLocal, local, other processSte: Process step [CodeList]: preparation, elaboration, adoption, legalForce, obsolete scale: scale of the Plan [CharacterString] regulation: regulationNature: Legal nature of the land (marine) use indication [CodeList]: Binding for developers, Binding for authorities, Defined in regulation, General binding, Not binding validFrom [DateTime] validTo [DateTime] previous: previousMspPlan [URI]: Identification of the previous maritime spatial plan, if such exists (with link to eng version, if available) planID [CharacterString]: Unique identifier
The PLAN BOTHNIA project, co-ordinated by the HELCOM Secretariat, tested transboundary Maritime Spatial Planning in the Baltic Sea. The project used the Bothnian Sea area between Sweden and Finland as a case study of Baltic transboundary MSP. The project was a Baltic Sea MSP “preparatory action” funded by EU Commission DG MARE (budget 0,5 M EUR ) under the EU Integrated Maritime Policy, and run 18 months between 2. December 2010 and 1. June 2012. The final report can be downloaded here: https://planbothnia.org/the-pilot-plan/ The data covers the following topics: Maritime traffic Fishing and aquaculture Energy Nature protected areas Defence Scientific research Sand and gravel Tourism and recreation Cultural heritage All spatial data gathered during the project can be downloaded and used freely given that the source is cited. The data was gathered during the time span of the project (December 2010 and 1. June 2012) and it covers: Maritime traffic Fishing and aquaculture Energy Nature protected areas Defence Scientific research Sand and gravel Tourism and recreation Cultural heritage The source of the data were HELCOM and the different regional councils surrounding the Bothnian Sea.