EcoAqua Third Summer SchoolExternal

Marine/ Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Activity Overview

Type: Capacity building and training
, Type: Course
Start Date: September 4, 2017
End Date: September 8, 2017
Venue: Oceanic Observatory of Madeira, Madeira Tecnopolo, 9020-105 Funchal, Portugal.
Website: EcoAqua Third Summer School webpage
Contact: Dr Gercende Courtois de Vicose
E-mail: gcourtois [at]

Early registration deadline: June 23, 2017
Application/registration deadline: July 7, 2017
Registration website:

This edition of the summer school course will provide the participants a solid overall understanding of basic and applied aspects of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). This course will follow a holistic approach to MSP, addressing stakeholders’ involvement, maritime sector’s needs, marine environment conservation, national / international legal aspects and finally, applicable data management. Academics and professionals, with practical knowledge, experiences, and applicable methods as related tools, will give the course.

The scientific and technical courses will be organized around specific modules focusing on:

• Marine Spatial Planning: basics, practicalities, legal aspects

• Different stakeholders: Energy & Transport, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Tourism & leisure, Biodiversity Conservation

• Marine protected areas, Integrated Coastal Management.

Besides lectures by renowned experts actively involved in different aspects of maritime economy, there will be a field trip and practical challenges. The course will provide a forum for exchange of know-how and good practices between experts and participants.