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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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€.
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