Marine Spatial Planning Pilot Consortium

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Defra - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
GEOTEK Hartley Anderson ABPmer

As part of the Government’s Marine Stewardship initiative, Defra has commissioned a consortium comprising ABPmer, Terence O’Rourke, Risk & Policy Analysts, Geotek, Hartley Anderson and Coastal Management for Sustainability to research options for developing, implementing and managing marine spatial planning in the UK.

There are two main elements to the study:

  • A literature review to identify international experiences of marine spatial planning and their applicability to the UK;
  • A pilot project in the Irish Sea, to simulate the development of a regional and local plan.

new Marine Spatial Planning Final Report - Added on 03 February 2006 (PDF 1,954KB)

Marine Spatial Planning Deliverables - Added on 28 November 2005

September 2005 Workshop Presentations - Added on 24 November 2005

September 2005 Workshop Programme (London) - Added on 16 September 2005 (PDF 13KB)

Marine Spatial Planning and Related Plans - Added on 16 September 2005 (PDF 52KB)

Revised Planning and Management Framework -  Added on 16 September 2005 (PDF 116KB)

Newsletter Issue 2 - Added on 13 September 2005 (PDF 290KB)

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