MSP Worldwide Conference documentation online!

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Date: 
8 September, 2016

The documentation for the MSP Worldwide conference that was held in the Azores on the 23rd and 24th of June 2016 has been published. The conference presented experiences, opportunities and challenges of MSP implementation around the world. In particular it looked at how MSP can advance Blue Growth world-wide, its potential to promote climate change solutions, as well as at the role of area-based management regimes in international waters.

 

Report of the sessions

 

SESSION 1: MSP AROUND THE WORLD – EXPERIENCES FROM THE EU AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

 

MSP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
A presentation by Zelika Skaricic, Director of PAP/RAC (Priority Actions Programme/RegionalActivity Centre)

 

THE NAIROBI CONVENTION
A presentation by Dixon Waruinge, Head of the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention at UNEP

 

THE BLUE SOLUTIONS INITIATIVE
A presentation by Jan Kleine Buning, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit)

 

LEARNING FROM MSP AROUND THE WORLD GOOD PRACTICE
A presentation by Damon Stanwell-Smith, Head of Marine Environment at NIRAS International Consulting

 

SESSION 2: MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING AS A TOOL TO DEVELOP A SUSTAINABLE MARITIME ECONOMY

 

MSP AS A TOOL TO DEVELOP A SUSTAINABLE MARITIME ECONOMY: INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES
A presentation by Paul Holthus, President and CEO of the World Ocean Council

 

MARINE PLANNING AND SCOTLAND’S SUSTAINABLE MARINE ECONOMY
A presentation by Matt Gubbins, MSP Programme Manager in Scotland

 

MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING WORLDWIDE & IN THE EU
A presentation by Lodewijk Abspoel, Senior Policy Advisor North Sea, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands

 

SESSION 3: MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS

 

OSPAR HIGH SEAS MPAS: A FIRST STEP TOWARDS MSP
A presentation by David Johnson, Director of Seascape Consultants

 

EUROPE’S OCEAN OBSERVING SYSTEM AND MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING
A presentation by Glenn Nolan, Secretary General of EuroGOOS

 

THE POTENTIAL FOR AREA-BASED PLANNING IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS
A presentation by Steve Fletcher, Head of Marine Programme, UNEP-WCMC

 

CONSERVATION AGENDA FOR BIODIVERSITY BEYOND NATIONAL JURISDICTION
A presentation by Carolina Hazin, Global Biodiversity Policy Coordinator at BirdLife International

 

SESSION 4: MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING AND CLIMATE CHANGE

 

SEYCHELLES MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING INITIATIVE
A presentation by Alain De Comarmond, Principal Secretary (Environment Department), at the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Seychelles

 

MULTI-GOVERNANCE COOPERATION, HETEROGENEITY OF MARINE AREAS AND ECOSYSTEM CONNECTIVITY
A presentation by Eleni Hatziyanni, Director of Environment and Spatial Planning, Directorate of Environment and Spatial Planning, Region of Crete, Greece

 

ATLAS: A TRANS-ATLANTIC ASSESSMENT AND DEEP-WATER ECOSYSTEM-BASED SPATIAL MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR EUROPE
A presentation by Telmo Morato, research associate at IMAR, University of the Azores