Spring School 2022 - Oldenburg

About the event

The MSP Spring School is a week-long event where students and interns of partner institutes get the chance to learn about Marine Spatial planning. This year's MSP-Spring School is hosted by the Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg and takes place from 28th of March to 1st of April 2022. It is organized by Malena Ripken and the students of the study programme Water and Coastal Management. In corporation with associated institutes of the Marine Spatial Planning Education Arena, a week filled with lectures and workshops where participants will learn about the different challenges and opportunities in the field of Marine Spatial Planning has been planned.

This year's overarching topic is "Different Stakeholder - Different Challenges". Guest lecturers from several universities and institutes will share their practical and theoretical knowledge in Marine Spatial planning. Beyond learning about Marine Spatial Planning, international event offers the opportunity to get to know other participants of the event from partner institutes and to visit the university city Oldenburg.

More Information

From Monday to Friday the Spring School will contain workshops, lectures, and a field trip involving experts from various research and administrative organizations. The aim is to provide an introduction to Marine Spatial Planning and further knowledge about all kinds of challenges that exist and arise in the emerging field of MSP. Enough breaks and a social event in the evening will also allow the participants to see the city of Oldenburg and to establish new contacts.


Who can participate?

Application is open to bachelor and master program students or interns from partner institutes of the Marine Spatial Planning Education Arena:

  • University of Liverpool, UK
  • University of Nantes, France
  • Breda University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Ulster University, Ireland
  • Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Finnish Environment Institute
  • Baltic Sea Research Institute, Germany


Sadly, we still have to struggle with this Pandemic here in Germany. Due to safety reasons for all participants, we decided that only vaccinated and/or recovered persons (called 2G-Rule in Germany) can attend. In order for everybody to feel as safe as possible, we will also ask everyone to wear a mask during the event and implement a good hygiene concept.

We hope everything works out. But in case of (again) rising numbers of infections and high restrictions, the event won't take place in person and we shall provide an online alternative.


Application Process

If you are interested in attending the Spring School, please send us an e-mail containing your application to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would like to have some information about you in the application:

  • Your name and surname;
  • Where are you from;
  • Which University/Institute you study/do an internship at;
  • What your study program or internship is about;
  • Your ideas and experiences about marine spatial planning;
  • A short motivation about why you want to attend this Spring School.

The deadline for e-mailing the applications is the 31st of January 2022. There is only a fixed number of participants for the Spring School event. If you are one of the participants, we will let you know by sending an e-mail. We will then also provide you with further information about the event.



Who organizes the travel?
Answer: The participants must organize their travel on their own. But if you have specific questions or troubles, we will provide some help.

Who will pay for it?
Answer: There will be funding to cover your travel and accommodation costs. You will receive the fund after attending the Spring School.
(This does not apply to students from Gothenburg University)