Maritime Forum

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Conference on maritime spatial planning and the environment

Event date:
07/12/2015 - 00:00
Table of Contents
    to consider the role of maritime spatial planning (MSP) as a tool for setting a framework that allows maritime economic activities to go hand in hand with environmental protection
    Location: Albert Borschette Conference Center (room AB-0D) in Brussels, Belgium 
    Date: 07/12/2015 
    Time: 09:00-17:00
    registration closes 13 November 2015

    The 5th event of the Maritime Spatial Planning conference series will be dedicated to the relationship between MSP and the Marine Environment. Maritime Spatial Planning is a tool to address challenges and develop opportunities in the relationship between maritime economic activities and environmental protection, in a context of growing and competing uses of marine space.
    The main purpose of the conference series is to share experiences on Maritime Spatial Planning with representatives of maritime industries, national authorities and non-governmental organizations and to take stock of the expectations and requirements of the stakeholders.
    The Conference on MSP and the Marine Environment will trigger discussions on the relation between Maritime Spatial Planning and the Environment by addressing relevant and interesting issues in four interactive sessions: 
    • Linking the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive
    • Maritime Spatial Planning and Marine Protected Areas;
    • The Ecosystem Approach in practice;
    • Linking the Regional Seas Conventions toMaritime Spatial Planning.
    Draft programme soon available
    The one day conference will be moderated by Dr. Athena Mourmouris and each session will initiate dialogue with the audience. Get ready for discussions!
    REGISTRATION (closes on 13 November)
    For enquiries about the event, please contact