Blog - Plan Making

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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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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Evaluation of Marine Spatial Planning

As our seas become busier and interactions between human activities more complex, marine planning or maritime spatial planning (MSP) is proposed as a framework for managing these interactions, safeguarding the marine environment, managing cumulative impacts and encouraging sustainable growth. MSP is recognised as a way to meet multiple objectives- ecological, economic, and social- helping to […]

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