MSP process

UNESCO-IOC Marine Spatial Planning Programme

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO developed a ten-step guide defining the scope and the nature of marine spatial planning. MSP can be a key component to an ecosystem-based management of marine areas and marine resources.


This practices demonstrates how the sustainability of the MSP governance process can be evaluated.

Pilot msp for western coast of Latvia

A brief overview of the process and content of Latvian MSP with information on the legal framework, time schedule, public participation etc.


The study is an example of how MSP and ecosystem based principles and actual planning process has influenced the search and assessment of new disposal sites at the nearshore of Lithuania.