Combining Sea and Coastal Planning in Europe


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Combining Sea and Coastal Planning in Europe

Project Implementation Period: 
January 2007 - January 2013
Specific Funding Programme: 

EU INTERREG IV A ‘Two Seas’ Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 and part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund)

About the Project: 

The CSCOPE (Combining Sea and Coastal Planning in Europe) Project had 3 main objectives:

  • Develop a framework for integrating terrestrial and marine planning;
  • Tools for achieving sustainable coastal economies and environments; and
  • Stakeholder engagement to achieving commitment to Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

The project was in part a way to test the principles for MSP as communicated in the European Commission’s “Roadmap for Maritime Spatial Planning: Achieving Common Principles in the EU” published in 2008, prior to the development of the EU Maritime Spatial Planning Directive, and recognising that MSP would be required in coming years.

Project partners:

Dorset Coast Forum (DCF)

The Coordination Centre on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Belgium