European Commission's Roadmap for Maritime Spatial Planning: Achieving Common Principles in the EU (2008)
On 10 October 2007, the European Commission adopted the Blue Paper proposing an Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) for the EU,1 and a detailed Action Plan.2 The European Council endorsed the IMP and the Action Plan on 14 December 2007. Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)3 is a key instrument for the IMP. It helps public authorities and stakeholders to coordinate their action and optimises the use of marine space to benefit economic development and the marine environment. This Communication aims to facilitate the development of MSP by Member States and encourage its implementation at national and EU level.4 It sets out key principles for MSP and seeks, by way of debate, to encourage the development of a common approach among Member States.
10 Sep 2018