The European MSP Stakeholder Conference - Planning for the future of Europe’s Marine Space - took place on 14-15 of June in Brest, France. The conference was split in to two halves, on the first day, the event focused on the achievements of Marine Spatial Planning in the EU since the adoption of the MSP Directive in 2014, the challenges encountered in the implementation of MSP and the lessons learnt. The second day focused on the future of MSP until 2030, how the next generation of Plans can respond to climate change, the importance of MSP as an enabler for renewable energy and to meet the goal of 30% for Marine Protected Areas as designated by the EU Biodiversity Strategy.
The event attracted more than 450 participants in person and online, from different countries, and sectors: local and national representatives, European Commission, academics, maritime industries, NGOs, members of the AM MSP team. Importantly, this event marked the first occasion that the European MSP Community could come together since the Global Pandemic – and it was wonderful to see all our friends and colleagues!
You can listen back to the conference here.