Supporting the Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the North Atlantic Region
SIMNORAT was co-funded by the EC – DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) Call for Poposal EASME/EMFF/2015/18.104.22.168
€1.800.000 and 80% of the budget was funded by the EU
SIMNORAT focused on two key objectives:
- Supporting the implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in EU Member States;
- Launching and carry out concrete and cross-border MSP initiatives between Member States.
To address these objectives the activities undertaken focused on the following issues:
- Initial assessment
- Cooperation on MSP in Western Mediterranean
- MSP process
- Methodology for a transboundary MSP
- Spatial demands and future trends
- Data and information’s requirements for MSP.
- Tools and methods supporting MSP.
- Stakeholder’s engagement
SIMNORAT also addressed case studies on transboundary pilot sites.
A final conference was organised on 29-30 January 2019 in Brest, France and a Signposting document was published. This document signposts users and stakeholders towards appropriate SIMNORAT outputs and resources by providing summaries of the components and the main findings. A Stakeholder Conference was organised on 19 December 2018 and the event report/presentations are available online.
SIMNORAT involved the following partners:
Aveiro University, Portugal
CEDEX – Study and Experimentation Centre, Spain
CEREMA – Expertise Centre on Risks studies, Environment, Mobility and space planning, France
CPRM – Conference of Peripherical Maritime Regions;
IEO – Oceanographic Institute (Spain);
FBA – French Biodiversity Agency
Shom – French Hydrographic Office