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.