This report describes a methodology for the development of cross-border MSP initiatives in the Western Mediterranean, taking into consideration an ecosystem-based approach.
Questions this practice may help answer:
- How can a cross-border MSP plan be developed?
This guidance was developed as an output from the SIMWESTMED project to support a transboundary approach to maritime spatial planning (MSP) and cross-border cooperation amongst EU member-states in the Western Mediterranean.
Aspects / Objectives:
The aim of this methodology is to provide a conceptual guidance for the development of cross-border maritime spatial plans through a procedural guidance.
This guidance was developed through a review on current methodologies for the implementation of MSP taking into consideration cross-border aspects.
Main Outputs / Results:
The report presents a procedural step-by-step methodology for the development of a cross-border maritime spatial plan:
Step 1: Establishment of a transboundary/transnational working group
Step 2: Definition of transboundary area(s) to be planned
Step 3: Definition of common planning and management goals
Step 4: Assessment of national competencies and jurisdictions
Step 5: Definition of the study area
Step 6: Identification of necessary data
Step 7: Data management
Step 8: Mapping
Step 9: Human activities having a transboundary nature
Step 10: Identify spatial conflicts and synergies
Step 11: Identification and mapping of the scenarios
Step 12: Strategic planning proposal
Step 13: Identification of pilots actions
The methodology and conceptual framework presented is meant to be applicable to every case of cross-border MSP, beyond the SIMWESTMED regional scope.
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Costs / Funding Source:
EC – DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) Call for Proposal EASME/EMFF/2015/126.96.36.199