To develop their Marine Spatial Plans, Member States are requested to use ‘the best available data and information’ and to make use of ‘existing instruments and tools for data collection’. Spatial planning requires data on the marine environment, what is happening in it and what will happen. As Member States progress with the development of their Maritime Spatial Plans, it is becoming apparent that the challenges linked to marine data and information availability and interoperability are important.
this document summarize the main activities and tasks of the group for year 1
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