C.1.2.1: Spatial demands and scenarios for maritime sectors and marine conservation

Lead partners: University of Liverpool and Agence Francaise pour la Biodiversité

Specific Objective: To investigate current and potential future spatial demands of key maritime sectors, with reference to cross-border issues.

fishing-catch-crown-copyrightThis will involve an analysis of the existing spatial constraints, trends, demands and expectations for growth of key sectoral activities in the SIMCelt area.

As part of our work on Spatial Demands and Scenarios, which explores future development of different maritime sectors in the context of the Celtic Seas, sector briefing notes are being developed covering:

  • Aquaculture
  • Cables and Pipelines
  • Offshore Wind Energy
  • Ports and Shipping
  • Wave and Tidal Energy



These notes have been shared with representatives of the various sectors to ensure accuracy and completeness. If you

are involved with these sectors or believe you could offer any insights on marine planning as it relates to maritime industries, please contact Lynne McGowan L.McGowan@liverpool.ac.uk

This sub-component will also involve an analysis of existing activities for establishing marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Member States’ waters. This includes the work of OPSAR’s biodiversity strategy, Ireland’s marine conservation initiatives, England and Wales’ marine conservation zone (MCZ) projects, and Northern Ireland, Scotland and France’s MPA programmes.


Overview report on the current state and potential future spatial requirements of key maritime activities in the SIMCelt area (this will include consideration of the inter-relationship between marine sectors and marine conservation) and sector/interest-specific information.in the most useful format, e.g. sector briefing notes, information in documents supporting MSP in Member States.