TOPCONS will be implemented by a consortium consisting of institutions and bodies directly and indirectly involved into MSP from both Finland and in Russia. A wide array of specialists representing different approaches to MSP will be involved from both countries. TOPCONS will also include representatives of stakeholder and decision maker groups as well as partners and associated partners. The mission of the consortium is transboundary cooperation that facilitates development of spatial planning and ecologically safe use of marine and coastal natural resources.

As the Lead partner, Kotka Maritime Research Association is responsible for the overall project management and coordination. On a strategic level the project is supervised by a Steering Committee that consists of one representative from each partner organization and by an Advisory Board consisting of representatives of important target groups and beneficiaries from both sides of the border.