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Irish Sea Pilot Project Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Framework Report to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Irish Sea Pilot Project Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Framework Report to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee Summary: The purpose of the Irish Sea Pilot was to help develop a strategy for marine nature conservation that could be applied to all UK waters and, with international collaboration, the adjacent waters of the north-east Atlantic. The work

Making the Case for Marine Spatial Planning in Scotland report commissioned by RSPB Scotland and RTPI in Scotland

Making the Case for Marine Spatial Planning in Scotland report commissioned by RSPB Scotland and RTPI in Scotland Summary: This report was jointly commissioned by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB Scotland) and the Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland. The purpose is to identify and evaluate the options for taking marine spatial

The added value of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) an informal discussion paper

The added value of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP)– an informal discussion paper Summary: This paper attempts to consider what added value MSP offers to a broad range of stakeholders, including industry, sea users and regulators, as well as environmental interests, by elaborating on key elements. In doing so, we believe it is important to clarify the

Marine nature conservation and sustainable development – the Irish Sea Pilot. Report to Defra by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough.

Marine nature conservation and sustainable development – the Irish Sea Pilot. Report to Defra by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough. Summary: The purpose of the Irish Sea Pilot was to help develop a strategy for marine nature conservation that could be applied to all UK waters and, with international collaboration, the adjacent waters of the

A Future for our Seas

A Future for our Seas Summary: Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) is calling for comprehensive legislation to achieve better protection for marine wildlife and effective management of our seas. Achieving these improvements will require coordinated action at UK level and by the devolved administrations. Authors: Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) Date: 2004 Geography: INT-United Kingdom Source or Agency: Not Applicable

Collaborative Geospatial Information and Tools for California Coastal and Ocean Managers: Workshop Report

Collaborative Geospatial Information and Tools for California Coastal and Ocean Managers: Workshop Report Summary: This report is a compendium of ideas and recommendations on geospatial data management put forward during presentations and discussions at the workshop titled “Collaborative Geospatial Information and Tools for California Coastal and Ocean Managers,” held August 17 to 18 at Stanford University.

Marine Spatial Planning Initiative Fact Sheet

Marine Spatial Planning Initiative Fact Sheet Summary: A factsheet on ecosystem-based marine spatial planning. Authors: Center for Ocean Solutions Date: 2010 Geography: USA-California Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: Center for Ocean Solutions Document Type: Training and Tools

Decision Guide: Selecting Decision Support Tools for Marine Spatial Planning

Decision Guide: Selecting Decision Support Tools for Marine Spatial Planning Summary: In this Decision Guide, the term marine spatial planning is used, but emphasis is placed on the systematic and spatial nature of these approaches rather than the name itself. The systematic component provides a framework for more comprehensive, flexible, well-governed, and science-based planning…. Authors: Center for

Massachusetts Oceans Act of 2008

Massachusetts Oceans Act of 2008 Summary: This act is relative to the oceans, be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled. Authors: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Date: 2008 Geography: USA-Massachusetts Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Document Type: Case Study

Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan

Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan Summary: Today, these ecologically and economically vital public resources face unprecedented development pressure and represent potential solutions for new challenges, such as climate change. In addition to existing ocean uses, new proposals for renewable energy, deepwater aquaculture, off-shore sand…… Authors: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Date: 2009 Geography: USA-Massachusetts Source