On 21st-22nd October an international conference on future uses of the Polish maritime areas took place in Gdynia. The conference aim was to create synergy between National Spatial Development Concept (NSDC), maritime policy and other policies influencing marine space in Poland, through initiation of a interdisciplinary discussion on management of the sea areas, that should be based on deepened knowledge on future sea uses.
The conference under the patronage of the Ministry of Regional Development and the Ministry of Infrastructure was organized by the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk in co-operation with Macroeconomic Department of the Gdańsk University and Research on Cities and Regions Department of the Szczecin University.
The conference enjoyed a great interest of stakeholders: 168 representatives of 28 sectors took part in the event! Participants represented a broad spectrum of organizations: R&D, business including SMEs, administration (regional and local level, maritime administration) as well as NGOs.