Current maritime uses, activities and constraints in Macaronesia

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Abstract: 

The report provides a comprehensive description of current maritime uses, activities and issues in the Macaronesian archipelagos. It is produced under the MarSP project, aimed at assisting the competent authorities of Portugal and Spain in implementation of the maritime spatial planning in the Archipelagos of Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands. 

Sea Basin(s): 
Country: 
Year: 
December 2019
Application in MSP: 
Taken into account in an MSP process
Sectors: 
Aquaculture
Fishery
Military
Mineral extraction
Nature protection
Offshore renewable energy production
Ports
Scientific Research
Shipping
Submarine cables and pipelines
Tourism
Under water cultural heritage
Type of Issue: 
Coexistence of uses
Cross-border cooperation
Data
Economic aspects
Environment aspects
Land-sea interactions
Sea-basin cooperation
Stakeholders
Type of practice: 
Study
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Vision and aims
Stocktake
Analyse spatial aspects
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
Yes
Coherence with other processes: 
Common Fisheries Policy
Habitats and Birds Directive
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Marine Strategy Framework Directive
Renewable Energy Directive
Trans-European Transport Network

QUESTIONS THIS PRACTICE MAY HELP ANSWER:

What are the current activities and uses of the maritime space in the Macaronesian archipelagos?
What are the main current maritime uses and constraints in the Azores?
What are the main current maritime uses and constraints in Madeira?
What are the main current maritime uses and constraints in the Canary Islands?

IMPLEMENTATION CONTEXT:

The document is produced in the framework of the MarSP project (completed in December 2019), aimed at improving the Maritime Spatial Planning process in the Macaronesian Archipelagos  of Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands.

ASPECTS / OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of the report is to analyse the current situation, constraints and relations between the maritime uses and activities in the Macaronesian archipelagos. 

METHOD:

The report is based on the results of the WP2 of the MarSP Project "Mapping the current conditions and creating a vision for the MSP in Macaronesia", aimed at creating a general vision for the archipelagos. It integrates information from each Macaronesian region, as well as from the local and regional stakeholder workshops.

MAIN OUTPUTS / RESULTS:

The report provides a detailed description of the activities and uses in the Macaronesian archipelagos and the analysis of constraints linked to each sector. 

TRANSFERABILITY:

The document is drafted for three regions of the Macaronesia (Azores, Canary islands and Madeira). While the practice is not directly transferable to other countries, the methodology applied for identifying current maritime activities and uses could be transposed to other MSP processes.

RESPONSIBLE ENTITY:

Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FRCT)

Governo dos Açores - Secretaria Regional do Mar, Ciência e Tecnologia (DRAM)

COSTS / FUNDING SOURCE:

The MarSP Project was 80% financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The total project budget constituted 2,1M€.

CONTACT PERSON:

Project contact: marsp.project@gmail.com

Project coordinator: maria.lp.martin@azores.gov.pt

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