On September 23, Scientific and Research Institute of Maritime Spatial Planning Ermak Northwest jointly with MIREA – Russian Technological University held the information seminar “Maritime Spatial Planning in the Russian Federation. Why It's Necessary for Russia” for federal and regional authorities. The seminar was held in a mixed mode, combining in-person and online participants. Venue — RTU MIREA Campus, Moscow.
The seminar participants discussed the prospects for promoting Maritime Spatial Planning in Russia, national circumstances of water area management system, and the coastal component in the regional socio-economic development strategies. Welcome addresses were given by: Stanislav Kuj, Rector of RTU MIREA; Nuretdin Inamov, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation; Igor Kapyrin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The discussion on promoting Maritime Spatial Planning in Russia will be continued at the round tables “Russia’s Strategic Planning System for the Development of Maritime Activities, and the Maritime Spatial Planning” and “Multilateral Regional Cooperation in the Black Sea Based on the Maritime Economy: Opportunities and Prospects” to be held as part of the Strategic Planning Leaders Forum 2020, October 27.
Website : https://forumstrategov.ru/eng/news156.html
The Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea (CMA) envisages the creation of the Black Sea Virtual Knowledge Centre (BSVKC) with a view of providing a centralized platform for information on blue economy to the stakeholders and to improve synergies across the stakeholders and blue economy related projects in the Black Sea.