[LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Marine Spatial Planning: Harnessing Marine Spatial Planning for Multi-Stakeholder Engagement
The LME:LEARN Policy Briefs tackle the context and importance of a specific topic or theme, provide critique of policy options and recommendations, as well as case studies in some of the world's managed LMEs and its coasts. This policy brief covers marine spatial planning. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO defines Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) as a process of analyzing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic and social objectives. Building on this, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity views MSP as an area-based management framework that provides a means for improving decision-making as it relates to the use of marine resources and space. Rooted in the concept of drawing on ecosystem connectivity to sustain natural resource management known as ecosystem-based management (EBM), ultimately MSP provides a suitable means for informing, facilitating, and overall improving decision-making as it relates to the use of marine resources and space (Published in April 2020).
08 May 2020