As an integrated process, Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) aims to cope with the increasing demand for marine space and resources from traditional (e.g., maritime transport, tourism, fisheries) to emerging sectors (e.g., sustainable aquaculture, offshore renewable energy, blue bio-economy), while preserving marine ecosystems and their services. MSP implies the reduction and mitigation of impacts on the environment, resolution of conflicts and exploitation of synergies among different sectors. Being a long-term and far-reaching process, MSP should take climate change into consideration in several ways – by assessing direct and indirect impacts of climate change on the environment and the maritime sectors, providing space for offshore renewable energy production, advancing other mitigation measures (including “blue carbon” initiatives), supporting climate-proofing of maritime sectors and the implementation of coastal and marine adaptation measures.
We invite you to the webinar of the Interreg CREATE project, dedicated to MSP in a changing climate, to be held on Thursday, 9 February 2023 at 11 a.m. via the ZOOM platform. It will be held in English, with simultaneous translation to Croatian and Italian.
To join the webinar, and to find out more information on the agenda and the speakers, please register here
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