SIMAtlantic: Opportunities and risks in Maritime Spatial Planning in the European Atlantic


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13 November, 2019
Porto, Portugal

This workshop is part of the 6th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference (ASPC2019).

The Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Atlantic (SIMAtlantic) project aims to support the establishment and implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in five European Atlantic countries. In order to promote and highlight the work planned as part of the project this interactive workshop will showcase the current status of MSP implementation in Atlantic countries together with the needs, challenges, opportunities and gaps and describe how the SIMAtlantic project will address these. An interactive session will provide attendees with the opportunity to put forward their experiences and ideas in relation to those challenges identified.

The workshop will begin with a brief introduction to the SIMAtlantic Project followed by a panel discussion with representatives from EU member states. The second part of the workshop will be interactive in nature with delegates discussing the opportunities and risks associated with the four key themes of the project: Governance, Cumulative Impacts and SEA, Data Use and Sharing, and Land-Sea interactions.