Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning refers to a public process intended to analyse the distribution of human activities in marine areas and allocate them to achieve ecological, economic and social goals which are usually defined through a political process.
MSPglobal is a joint initiative by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. The final conference will take place online the 5 October.
- integrated maritime policy | maritime economy
- Live streaming available
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Since its launch in November 2018, in addition to developing international guidance on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), the MSPglobal Initiative has implemented two pilot projects in the Western Mediterranean and Southeast Pacific which resulted in the formulation of recommendations on transboundary MSP and sustainable blue economy. Furthermore, it has carried out capacity development activities at global scale to foster knowledge exchange and dialogue, in line with the IOC-UNESCO/DG MARE Joint Roadmap to accelerate MSP processes worldwide.
In order to share the key outcomes of the initiative as well as its contribution to the implementation of MSP in different regions, the final conference will bring together diverse stakeholder groups, including government and the scientific community from around the world.
One of the main highlights of the event will be the presentation of the soon-to-be published International MSP Guidance, developed by the MSPglobal Expert Group and Thematic Experts.