North Sea Commission

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join the challenge at the north sea commission 'pre conference'

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Dear Marine - Maritime Spatial Planner,
You are cordially invited to join the Maritime Spatial Planning Challenge 2050 'North Sea edition' at the North Sea Commission pre conference, Monday 15 June 2015, Assen, the Netherlands.

Cross border

Cross-border Maritime Spatial Planning is a specific challenge. The planning of the countries involved is often not harmonized and conflicting interests can be played out in different arenas. The European directive for maritime spatial planning demands closer international cooperation in planning and to incorporate land-sea interaction in MSP. One major challenge is how to deal with ecological cumulative effects. The Maritime Spatial Planning Challenge 2050 uses a simplified food web model, which gives players direct feedback of their performances.

why join?

3 C’s: improving cross border communication, cooperation and coordination in a game setting without any real life political consequences.

Receive more understanding on the level of complexity of Maritime Spatial Planning and the relations between economic functions and the ecosystem.

Receive reflections on some key issues regarding Maritime Spatial Planning, such as cumulative ecological effects.

Visualize your plans and ideas about the Greater North Sea in an amazing 3-D world developed by the development team.

And of course, plenty of social interaction with your international counterparts on Maritime Spatial Planning helping us to find pathways to the future.


09.15 - 09.45 Registration and coffee
09.45 - 10.40 Welcome / introduction / tutorial
10.40 - 12.30 Game play
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 16.30 Game play
16.30 - 17.15 Reflection/discussion
17.15 - 19.00 Drinks


visiting adress
theater de nieuwe kolk
Weiersstraat 1
9401 ET Assen, the Netherlands

Flying in from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, take the train from to Assen station (circa 2 hours). The venue is in the city center of Assen and at walking distance from the train station.

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