Case Study Workshops
COEXIST Case Study 5 (Germany) Workshop – Ergebnisse und Anwendungen
5th June 2013
The COEXIST Case Study 5 (Germany) Workshop – Ergebnisse und Anwendungen was held in Hamburg, Germany the 5th of June 2013. Two representatives from government (Fisheries, Marine Spatial Planning) and a representative from the industrial sector (Fisheries) visited the workshop. As the attendees represented the fisheries and spatial planning sectors, the presented results focused on the spatial conflicts in the North Sea, i.e. the results from the questionnaires and the evaluation of spatial management options. In the overall discussion the stakeholders appreciated the developed tools and the usefulness of the results.
The general atmosphere of the discussion was very good, constructive and open.
COEXIST Case Study 6 (Finland) Workshop – Sidosryhmäseminaari
6th June 2013
The COEXIST Case Study 6 (Finland) Workshop – Sidosryhmäseminaari was held Helsinki, Finland the 6th of June 2013. Ten representatives from the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute and a representative from the Centre for Economic Development Transport and the Environment attended the event.
As most of the attendees were from the research sector, the presentations given were adapted to their main areas of interest. The COEXIST project and the Baltic Sea Case Study were presented. The tools applied in Finland were discussed with the participants.
There was an active discussion throughout the event and the participants gave a positive feedback on the tools developed and their application to the Baltic Sea.
COEXIST Case Study 5 (Denmark) Workshop - Results of the COEXIST Project and Status on Marine Spatial Planning in Danish Waters
6th June 2013
The COEXIST Case Study 5 (Denmark) Workshop - Results of the COEXIST Project and Status on Marine Spatial Planning in Danish Waters was held on-line the 6th June 2013. The event was attended by 14 stakeholders from all the relevant sectors in Denmark (aquaculture, fisheries, wind farms, marine spatial planning and nature conservation). Policy makers, industry and research were represented.
After the presentations an open discussion was opened. The Offshore Wind Farms representatives highlighted that the potential conflict with other stakeholders is not the main problem that affect the future development of windparks, they think that the constrains are more related to the logistics and how the other activities are placed with regards to the power supply net. The aquaculture stakeholders pointed out that the main problem in Danish offshore Aquaculture development (besides the technological constrains in offshore operations) is the lack of clear legislation and no marine spatial management. The representatives of the fishermen were concerned about the continued loss of fishing areas mainly due the development of offshore wind farms. They highlighted that the current legislation is not clear and fishermen are losing the completion for space.
The debate was fruitful and the stakeholders were happy with the tools developed with the COEXIST project.
COEXIST Case Study 2 (Ireland) Workshop– Management options in coastal waters – outputs from the COEXIST Project
6th June 2013
The event was held on the 6th June 2013 in AquaTT’s offices in Dublin, Ireland. Jeremy Gault gave a brief overview of the COEXIST project and then provided a description of the tools and outcomes from the project and their potential use by stakeholders. Alan Drumm from the Marine Institute (State Agency) subsequently gave an overview of the development of management plans in the aquaculture field in Ireland. This was followed by facilitation discussion on the subject of aquaculture management with insights from other COEXIST partners from the UK and other maritime projects (SOCIOEC, STAGES).
Jeremy Gault then gave posed the question of “Can Maritime Spatial Planning provide the solution to conflict between Aquaculture and other maritime users?” as part of a detailed presentation on the outcomes of WP2 (Lead by UCC). Lively round-table debate was facilitated with a frank and informed exchange of views and an opportunity for all to contribute before the workshop adjourned.
Can Maritime Spatial Planning provide the solution to conflict between Aquaculture and other maritime users?
COEXIST Case Study 4 (Italy) Workshop – Conflitti e sinergie tra le attività antropiche nella fascia costiera marchigiana
7th June 2013
The Workshop “Conflicts and synergies between human activities in the coastal area of Marche Region” was held at the institute of CNR-ISMAR the 7th of June 2013. Seven stakeholders representing policy makers, industry and research in aquaculture, fisheries and tourism attended the event.
The main discussion dealt with:
- Conflicts between trawling and small-scale fisheries using set gears;
- Conflicts between mussel farms and small-scale fisheries using set gears;
- Environmental impacts of mussel farms on the seabed;
- The areas previously occupied by some mussel farms that that are no longer productive could be devoted to other users;
- The scenario where the trawling is banned inside the 6 nm from the shore was positively commented by most of stakeholders; they would be for the application of this measure at least in some periods of the year;
- Most of stakeholders considered GRID as a useful tool for the integrated management of coastal areas and some of them gave to the organisers their availability to provide for further information to implement the database.
- General Presentation of the Results obtained in COEXIST
- Demonstration of GRID application
- Application of the COEXIST tools to the Case Study area: GRID (Conflicts and synergies between human activities in the coastal area of the Marche Region), FARM (Results obtained using FARM application on the mussel farms of the Marche Region) and Evaluation Framework (Evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of currently applied spatial management tools in the coastal area of Marche Region)
COEXIST Case Study 3 (Portugal) Workshop – Projeto COEXIST: Interação de atividades nas águas costeiras - Visão geral e resultados
25th June 2013
The Workshop “Conflicts and synergies between human activities in the coastal area of Marche Region” was held at the IPMA, Olhao (Portugal) the 25th of June 2013. Over 15 stakeholders participated at the event representing the industry, the government and the research sectors. Aquaculture, fisheries and tourism were widely represented.
The debate was fruitful and the stakeholders were interested in the tools developed with the COEXIST project and asked to be informed of the final outcomes.
- Welcome and brief introduction to the COEXIST project
- Integration of models and processes
- Stakeholders Consultation
- Evaluation Framework