Blog - Marine Sectors

Final Outputs

After two years and three months of work, today we officially draw the SIMCelt project to a close. All of our final Deliverables are now available from the Project Reports and Tools page, including a Signposting Document, Transboundary Cooperation in the Celtic Seas: Reflections from the SIMCelt project that provides an overview of the project […]

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Case Study 2: Assessment of Cumulative Impacts

Effective implementation of Marine Spatial Planning requires consideration of the Cumulative Effects of marine activities.  In recent years, there has been a proliferation in CEA methodologies.  A SIMCelt Case Study investigated how existing CEA approaches could be included in the MSP process and is preparing recommendations.  This video describes our findings.  Please maximise sound on […]

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Case Study 1: Specific Cross-Border Issues and Opportunities

Understanding specific cross border issues and opportunities The effectiveness of the MSP process as a whole and the contribution of maritime sectors to its implementation is affected by the dynamics of sectoral objectives, institutional arrangements and decision-making processes. As part of the SIMCelt project, a case study approach was used to understand issues and opportunities […]

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Planning Across Borders

A series of reports for Case Study 3 ‘Planning Across Borders’ will soon become available. These reports will focus on marine planning in the area of the Solway Firth but will have key findings and lessons learnt that will be applicable to other Member States with similar estuaries. Look out for:  Initial comparison of requirements […]

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Celtic Seas 2050: Spatial Demands and Scenarios

On September 19th the SIMCelt team hosted a workshop in London which explored how different scenarios would influence development and marine planning in the Celtic Seas as part of work on Component 1.2.1: Spatial Demands and Scenarios. Representatives from a wide variety of maritime sectors as well as government authorities attended, giving direct insights into […]

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