Defining a global vision and role for
Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning
The European Commission and UNESCO renew their joint efforts to advance marine spatial planning globally
From 21 to 23 November 2022, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) ...
New guide and toolbox by the European Commission to support monitoring, evaluation and revision of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning
On 22 June 2022, IOC-UNESCO along with the European Commission held an online seminar about “Monitoring, evaluation and ...
Strengthening the role of Blue Fishing Ports in Marine Spatial Planning: IOC-UNESCO and FAO joint efforts
Through its Sustainable Development Goal 17, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on its age...
Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is a public process of analyzing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic and social objectives that are usually specified through a political process. Although MSP adoption is increasing worldwide, many regions, countries or municipalities still need support to adopt it or to fully implement it where the process has already started.