PlanCoast

Tools and capacities for an effective integrated planning in coastal zones and maritime areas in the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Sea regions

Funding programme:
Total budget:
€ 2 M
Project duration:
2006–2008
Topic:

Maritime policy and blue growth

PlanCoast was an INTERREG IIIB CADSES project with the aim to develop the tools and capacities for an effective integrated planning in coastal zones and maritime areas in the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Sea regions.

PlanCoast:
  • Introduced the new instrument Maritime Spatial Planning
  • Linked Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning with the processes of statutory spatial planning in a selected number of pilot projects
  • Spread the use of modern geographical information systems (GIS) for effective transnational planning
  • Contributed to the creation and implementation of EU policy on coastal zones and maritime areas, such as the Green Book and Blue Book, and led to the creation of numerous national laws and strategies

PlanCoast had 16 partners representing the spatial planning departments or responsible regional authorities from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine. 

Results of the PlanCoast project are summarised in the PlanCoast Handbook on Integrated Maritime Spatial Planning.