MarSP Project had the pleasure to be a part of the European Maritime Day 2019 held on 16-17 of May in the beautiful city Lisbon, Portugal.
The EMD 2019 focused on blue entrepreneurship, research, innovation and investment to boost sustainable technologies and emerging value chains in the wider ocean economy, was the highly participated EMD yet.
On the 17th of May, MarSP Project held the Stakeholders Workshop “Innovative Tools & Transferability in MSP Projects” which counted over than 140 participants. This workshop aimed to launch a joint discussion between MSP projects about the use of innovative tools to improve the support of the implementation of the MSP Directive. More than 10 projects had the opportunity to identify and share tools & best practices applied or to be applied in their respective basin with the potential of transferability. The Workshop consisted of four dynamics: ‘Show Practical Solutions – EASME Sister Projects’, ‘Innovative Tools & Good Practices’, ‘Interactive Format’ e ‘Open Discussion’
In the 1st Dynamic, DG MARE, presented an overall perspective of the ongoing MSP projects, highlighting the importance of cooperation and synergies between them. In this session, the Sisters EASME Projects - PanBaltic Scope, Ocean Métiss, SEANSE e MarSP, were presented.
Then, in ‘flash’ format, a 3-minute presented, several projects, actors and initiatives, as European MSP Platform, IOC-UNESCO e MSP Global, CPRM, etc., shared the current MSP tools and best practices.
The 3rd Session followed in a more dynamic and interactive format. The participants had the chance to intervein and give their feedback to the question set in the Sli.do platform.
Overall, the Word Cloud provided the topics that were highlighted by the audience during the workshop, being the main topic selected – MSP.
Sli.do – Question polls
Under the set of the three launched questions, it was gathered 189 inputs from the audience, which means that an average of 63% of the persons in the audience has voted for each question.
1st Question: Which perspective has a higher impact on MSP Implementation?
With the total input of 67 people, the audience voted the Stakeholder Engagement presented by the Pan Baltic Scope Project has the perspective with the highest impact on MSP implementation. The second most voted perspective was the International Initiative from the MSP Global, followed by the EMODNET perspective Mapping Human Activities.
2nd Question: Which tool is more innovative and transferable?
With the total input of 62 people, the audience votes have reflected a tie between two tools. The audience considered both the Stakeholder Engagement by the Pan Baltic Scope Project and the Mapping Human Activites by EMODNET has equally innovative and transferable.
3rd Question: In one word, state the next challenge for MSP?
With the input of 60 people, the audience considered that the major future challenge for MSP is the Implementation of the MSP processes. The Cooperation, Communication, Climate Change, and Governance were also highlighted as the next challenges for the MSP.
Sli.do – Audience open questions
Throughout the Workshop, the audience had the opportunity to submit their open questions, trough the Sli.do platform to be discussed later. This session was very active, being submitted 15 questions, which gathered 118 likes in total .
Since the workshop time was limited, it was impossible to discuss all the 15 submitted open questions. The moderator selected the most voted questions, and these were discussed between the speakers and the audience in the workshop .