MSP Roadmap

Oceans have an essential role for life on earth, sustainable development, employment and innovation. However, there are increasing pressures facing oceans, which may be overcome through Marine Spatial Planning (MSP).

There are different levels of implementation of MSP processes in the world, including areas where MSP is in its infancy and where joint learning, improved cooperation or capacity building is needed, or areas where arrangements for MSP may exist but a strategic approach to facilitate coordination would be beneficial.

The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, (DG MARE) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) are committed to support the implementation of the universally agreed Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, and in particular the dedicated goal SDG 14. In the interest of both sides to move forward the global agenda on the oceans this Joint Roadmap defines five priority areas and respective strategic objectives for mutual cooperation:

  • 1. Transboundary MSP
  • 2. Sustainable Blue Economy
  • 3. Ecosystem-based MSP
  • 4. Capacity building
  • 5. Building Mutual understanding and communicating MSP

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