Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society
Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is a process that proposes a more integrative, multisectoral approach to managing marine spaces and resources. It can improve decision-making and provide a framework for balancing sectoral interests, to achieve the sustainable use of marine resources.
The IOC/UNESCO and the European Commission are working together to accelerate MSP processes tthrough a joint action called MSProadmap. IOC’s work on promoting ecosystem-based management through MSP is also a major contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
Objectives: To bring together various MSP stakeholders in the region, including national authorities, research/academia, business/private sectors, NGOs, ECOPs and foundations, to