Free

Marine Spatial Planning, a solution for our ocean

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Online Event

Event description
An EU webinar on an ecosystem based approached to marine spatial planning organized by the WWF European Policy Office

About this Event

WWF European Policy Office invites you to join their zoom webinar on the 11th May at 09.30 on "Marine Spatial Planning, a solution for our ocean: How an ecosystem based approach can achieve healthier seas" co-hosted by Morten Petersen MEP (Renew) and Grace O Sullivan MEP (Greens).

A healthy ocean constitutes the cornerstone of a resilient sustainable blue economy. However, an unbalanced and poorly managed growth of economic activities at sea will only magnify and accelerate the negative effects human activity can have on marine ecosystems. Ecosystem-based marine spatial planning (MSP) is a solution to this and must play a pivotal and primary role in the sustainable development of blue economy activities while making sure there still is space for nature to thrive and recover.

European Member States were expected to publish their national marine spatial plans recently by the 31st March 2021 at the latest. In the face of the many challenges they are set to answer, it is vital that all plans are well conceived and implemented. As it appears, more than half of the Member States will fail to publish their plans by the MSP directive deadline, while many of the plans submitted already reveal gaps in national MSP processes at first glance. It therefore seems vital that further guidance is provided to succeed in delivering timely and robust spatial plans.

To help with this objective, the webinar will aim at sharing knowledge and best practices on MSP processes across the EU based on inputs from key experts at EU, regional and national levels during a high-level discussion. WWF will also introduce their latest report “Ecosystem-based Maritime Spatial Planning in Europe and how to assess it”, which sets out to provide further guidance about how to design, produce, and implement robust and effective plans.

Join us for an informative discussion with key European policy-makers, scientists and NGOs who shall discuss the issues and topics highlighted by the report.

Please note that this webinar will be conducted in English without translation, feel free to share this event with your networks.

Registration is free.


		Marine Spatial Planning, a solution for our ocean image
Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Online Event

Save This Event

Event Saved