Lessons Learned and Good Practices: Report and Implementation for Macaronesia.

Abstract: 

The report summarises the MSP process in Macaronesia and provides a synthesis of lessons learned and best practices identified. It is produced in the context of the MarSP project, with the aim of assisting the competent authorities of Portugal and Spain to implement the Maritime Spatial Planning in the Macaronesian Archipelagos of Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands.

Sea Basin(s): 
Country: 
Year: 
October 2019
Application in MSP: 
Applied in an MSP process
Sectors: 
Not sector specific
Type of Issue: 
Coexistence of uses
Cross-border cooperation
Economic aspects
Ecosystem-based approach
Environment aspects
Sea-basin cooperation
Social aspects
Stakeholders
Type of practice: 
Guidance
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Stocktake
Develop and implement plan
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
Yes
Coherence with other processes: 
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Marine Strategy Framework Directive

QUESTIONS THIS PRACTICE MAY HELP ANSWER:

  • What lessons can be learned from the experiences of MSP in Macaronesia?
  • How can the MSP processes be improved?

IMPLEMENTATION CONTEXT:

The document is produced in the context of the MarSP Plan (Macaronesian Maritime Spatial Plan, completed in December 2019), with the aim of improving the Maritime Spatial Planning process in the Macaronesian Archipelagos of Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands. 

ASPECTS / OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of the document is to provide a database of best practices for the development of Maritime Spatial Planning in Macaronesia. The examples listed provide guidance for the implementation of cross-border cooperation at the national and regional level. 

METHOD:

The report integrates contributions from various authors and institutions involved in the MSP processes at the international level. The best practices applicable to the Macaronesian region were selected from the literature according to the set of specific criteria.

MAIN OUTPUTS / RESULTS:

The report integrates the best practices relevant to MSP in the Macaronesian region, and summarises lessons learned from MSP experience in the region. 

TRANSFERABILITY:

The report focuses on the Macaronesian region, but the lessons learned, and best practices identified, can support the MSP processes in the insular areas and regions that are subject to the cross-border maritime cooperation. 

Responsible Entity: 

Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FRCT) 

Governo dos Açores - Secretaria Regional do Mar, Ciência e Tecnologia (DRAM) 

Costs / Funding Source: 

The MarSP Project was 80% financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The total project budget constituted 2,1M€. 

Contact person: 

Project contact: marsp.project@gmail.com 

Project coordinator: maria.lp.martin@azores.gov.pt