The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) participated in another meeting of the informal shipping group in the North Sea on the 14th of October 2020. The participants of the fifth meeting of this group were from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom.
During this meeting the approaches and first results of various recent shipping studies were presented and discussed. The focus was on the availability and analysis of AIS data. Furthermore, the current draft maritime spatial plans in the respective countries were discussed. A continued close collaboration and exchange of information in this group is planned for the future.