"Guidelines for Planning Marine Coastal Waters and the Adjacent Land Areas at the Local Level" are being developed as part of the EASME/EMFF/2016/126.96.36.199 – Maritime Spatial Planning (PanBalticScope) project.
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With growing interest in ocean uses for sustainable economic development, there is an increasing need for cross-sectoral marine spatial planning to balance different resource uses and conservation requirements.
Although stakeholder participation is transversal to other steps of the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) process, its recognition and adoption is context dependent.
Multi-use (MU) has been promoted as a viable approach to the effective planning and mitigation of user-conflicts in the marine realm.
The Imagine Approach proposes a set of methods and tools to support the establishment of integrated coastal zone management processes. It was originally designed for use in the Mediterranean, through the engagement of relevant stakeholders.
When Scottish Power Renewables were considering the development of the offshore wind farm, the Argyll Array, 5km off the coast of Tiree, a number of partners came together to consider the socio-economic implications of the development; how negativ
The MSP Challenge board game is a tool which has been used in several MSP stakeholder engagement activities in recent years.
UNESCO-IOC Marine Spatial Planning Programme
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO developed a ten-step guide defining the scope and the nature of marine spatial planning. MSP can be a key component to an ecosystem-based management of marine areas and marine resources.
The AquaSpace deliverable “Case study final reports” provides a detailed overview of the 17 case studies developed by the project to test tools and strategies for the sustainable development and spatial allocation of aquaculture in a variety of en
Developing integrative decision-making underpinned by a diverse knowledge base is seen as essential to meet marine spatial planning’s (MSP) sustainable development aspirations.
This guidance document has been created for the Baltic Sea Region, which would specifically target the impacts of offshore wind farms on biodiversity in the more Northern parts of the Baltic Sea (marine areas of Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia
The purpose of this guidance document is to promote the better integration of aquaculture, fisheries and other activities in the coastal zone by the identification and application of appropriate spatial management tools.