Applied Science Conference on the Integrated Ocean Governance

You are kindly invited to take part in the applied science conference on integrated ocean management. The Conference is timed to celebrate the International Baltic Sea Day and will be held on 22 March 2019. The place of the event is Kaliningrad, Baranova str. 43 (Kaliningrad State Technical University).

The event providers are Kaliningrad State Technical University (as a part of the Baltic University Programme) and Barents-Baltic Nature and People (BBNP) Programme.

The conference programme includes scientific discussion on the integrated ocean governance and maritime spatial planning (MSP) as a tool for it and interactive MSP Business Game “If I am a Decision-Maker”. The game has an educational character and its main goal is to raise public awareness about sustainable ocean management and to form maritime spatial planning skills. For more information on game please see the Simulation Game page.

Representatives of the regional authorities, municipalities, NGOs, academic institutions, representatives of business are invited to take part in the event.

Participation is free of charge. Please use the link for registration.



Within the International Baltic Sea Day celebration, 22 March 2019 Kaliningrad, Baranova str. 43, Kaliningrad State Technical University. The session is conducted as a plenary with topic-wise short presentations (15 min. each) followed by panel discussions

Participation is free of charge, expected number of participants – ca. 60. Coffee-breaks and lunch are arranged.

9.30 – 10.00 Registration, welcome coffee

10.00 – 10.10 Official opening

Welcome speeches

  • Kaliningrad State Technical University
  • Baltic University Programme
  • Barents-Baltic Nature and People Programme

10.00 – 10.40 Session 1. Theoretical aspects of comprehensive ocean governance. Global and Baltic Sea States experiences and examples.

10.40 – 11.20 Session 2. The experience with use of MSP tool in the Kaliningrad region and in the Baltic Sea States

11.20 – 12.00 Session 3. Educational approaches for dissemination of ocean governance experiences

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 17.00 Interactive MSP game “If I am a Decision-Maker”

17.00 – 18.00 Summing up, award a certificates, closing the event