MSP Conference

The MSP Conference’s overarching objectives are to discuss the state-of-the-art implementation of MSP and identify priorities for future action.

International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning

In 2006, UNESCO held the first International Workshop on the use of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) as a tool to implement ecosystem-based, sea use management. The workshop was a cooperative initiative between UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) and the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB).

Since 2017, the IOC-UNESCO organise the International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning together with the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission (DG MARE).

The International Conference on MSP timeline:

1st edition: Paris

November 2006
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2nd edition: Paris

March 2017
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3rd edition: Barcelona

November 2022
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