Category Archives: USA

Recommendations for the Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Process

Recommendations for the Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Process Summary: The Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) recently charged the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (MPA FAC) with providing advice on ensuring conservation and integrating the National System of Marine Protected Areas (national system) within the…… Authors: Piñeiro-Soler, E. Date: 2011 Geography: USA-National

Climate Change: Three Choices Adapt, Mitigate, Suffer

Climate Change: Three Choices Adapt, Mitigate, Suffer Summary: Because of their proximity to and reliance upon the ocean and its resources, the coastal states have substantial and significant interests in the protection, management, and development of the resources of the exclusive economic zone that can only be served by the active participation of coastal…… Authors: Rhode Island

Applying Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning as a Tool to Site Offshore Renewable Energy and Other Future Uses: Worksheets

Applying Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning as a Tool to Site Offshore Renewable Energy and Other Future Uses: Worksheets Summary: Worksheets from the URI/CRC/RISG Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning Workshop May 23 – 25, 2011, beginning with “Taking Stock: Identifying and Answering Core Questions”. Authors: Rhode Island Sea Grant Date: 2011 Geography: USA-National Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: Coastal Resources

Planning Process Overview

Planning Process Overview Summary: A new approach, coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP), aims to distribute and accommodate both traditional and emerging ocean activities to produce sustainable economic and social benefits while minimizing spatial conflicts and environmental impacts. Authors: SeaPlan Date: 2012 Geography: USA-National Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: SeaPlan Document Type: Training and Tools

Compatibility Determination: Considerations for Siting Coastal and Ocean Uses

Compatibility Determination: Considerations for Siting Coastal and Ocean Uses Summary: This draft report is one of several prepared under contract to the Massachusetts Ocean Partnership (MOP) to support the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) in its development of the integrated coastal ocean management plan mandated by the MA Oceans Act of2008.… Authors: The

Executive Order 13547 –Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes

Executive Order 13547 –Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes Summary: This order adopts the recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, except where otherwise provided in this order, and directs executive agencies to implement those recommendations under the guidance of a National Ocean Council. Authors: The White House Date: 2010 Geography: USA-National Source or

Final Recommendations Of The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Final Recommendations Of The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force Summary: By applying the principles of ecosystem-based management (which integrates ecological, social, economic, commerce, health, and security goals, and which recognizes both that humans are key components of ecosystems and also that healthy ecosystems are essential to human welfare) and of adaptive…… Authors: The White House Council on

Rhode Island OSAMP: Other Future Uses presentation

Rhode Island OSAMP: Other Future Uses presentation Summary: This power point covers the following topics, use for mining, use for LNG facilities, use for marine conservation and fisheries enhancement, befouling control by shellfish harvesting, use for aquaculture developments, and expansion of ecotourism and underwater cemeteries. Authors: Costa-Pierce, B.A. Date: 2012 Geography: USA-Rhode Island Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: Coastal Resources

The Rhode Island Ocean SAMP: Developing an Integrated Geospatial Framework to Support Marine Spatial Planning

The Rhode Island Ocean SAMP: Developing an Integrated Geospatial Framework to Support Marine Spatial Planning Summary: This power point covered research topics including, wind resources, marine mammals and birds, fisheries abundance, physical oceanography, ecosystem interactions, sediments and benthic habitat, cultural resources, acoustics and electromagnetics, meteorology, engineering, and ecological valuation. Authors: Damon, C., Monroy, E., Ruddock, K., LaBash,

Developing the Stakeholder Framework

Developing the Stakeholder Framework Summary: The goal of the presentation is to engage a well informed and well represented constituency that understands the Ocean SAMP issues and is involved in the creation of the Ocean SAMP. The objectives include: 1) Ensure all stakeholders and citizens have an opportunity to engage (access and influence).… Authors: McCann, J. Date: 2011