European seas have legal instruments that provide the framework for maritime spatial planning (MSP 2014/59/EU), framework on marine strategies (MSFD 2008/56/EC), framework on marine and maritime information management and open data access (INSPIRE 2007/2/EC within SEIS; Marine Knowledge 2020 within Integrated Maritime Policy). This conference aims to bring together professionals, policy&decision makers, researchers and other stakeholders that are included in legal frameworks, to discuss issues, methodologies, best practices and finally integrate maritime with environmental planning using open data Infrastructures.
Abstracts submission for communications and proposals for the organisation of focussed workshop(s) related to four thematic areas will open on 1 November 2016:
- MSP & maritime sectors
- Marine strategies and environmental planning
- Biodiversity conservation and Blue Growth
- Marine/Maritime Information Systems
In all the four thematic areas, proposals for focused thematic workshop(s) are also encouraged.
Ocean & Coastal Management/ OCMA is pleased to announce a Special Issue (SI) on outcomes of the MaPSIS conference. Authors of accepted abstract will be invited to submit an original research papers online. The manuscripts will undergo usual OCMA peer-review process before acceptance. If there are sufficient submissions, a special issue will be published by end of 2017 (in a case that there are no enough papers for the SI, accepted manuscripts will be published in the “Theme Section” of standard issue. Additionally, the accepted papers will be made available online with citation information as soon as they are accepted.