In addition to the statements given during the digital 29thBaltic Sea Parliamentary Conference on August 24, the BSPC’s Rapporteurs on Integrated Maritime Policy, MP Jochen Schulte and MP Jörgen Pettersson have issued their comprehensive Report 2020 on Developments in the field of Integrated Maritime Policy.
The Report underlines the crucial importance that the BSPC attaches to Maritime policy issues and challenges.
It summarizes the developments in the Integrated Maritime Policy since the 28thBSPC, informs about the activities of the Maritime Rapporteurs and important conferences which have taken place throughout the past year.
Like in previous years, the Report is focusing on Blue Growth, energy, infrastructure and environmental aspects of maritime policy, also including ocean governance and research. One focus is laid on autonomous ships in future years as on the improvement of air as a result of the Sulphur directive.
It also presents legislative developments concerning Blue Growth and overarching aspects.
Furthermore, the Report addresses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Maritime policy and the Maritime economy.