We have two upcoming events as part of our output delivery – see the links on the left to our Scenarios workshop and Closing Event.

We attend a variety of local, national and international events to engage with different groups of stakeholders. Our Outreach Record details those we have attended so far:

Outreach record
Event Location Date Partners involved Audience Purpose Materials
6th Conference on Maritime Spatial Planning Worldwide Azores, Portugal 23rd – 24th June 2016 UCC Research institutes, the EU Commission, national government agencies and industrial maritime organisations involved in MSP Improve understanding on MSP issues in the international context, both transboundary and national. Leaflets
Harnessing our Ocean Wealth Galway, Ireland 30th June 2016 UCC, UoL, Marine Scotland Government agencies involved in marine planning Launch event Banner, leaflets
Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Dublin, Ireland 27th September 2016 UCC, UoL, Marine Scotland, Marine Institute, Solway Firth Partnership Government agencies, commercial marine organisations, other research projects, regional development agencies Exhibition stand and SIMCelt workshop Banner, Leaflets, MSP Challenge game
Irish Sea Maritime Forum Dun Laoghaire, Ireland 28th September 2016 UCC, UoL, Marine Scotland, Marine Institute, DAERA, Solway Firth Partnership Government agencies, local government, fisheries groups, tourism groups Exhibition stand, introduce project to new audience Banner, leaflets, MSP Challenge game
Celtic Seas Partnership closing event – Tying the Celtic Knot Dublin, Ireland 18/19 October 2016 UCC, UoL, Marine Scotland, Marine Institute, DAERA, Solway Firth Partnership Government agencies, local government, other research projects, Exhibition stand, Banner, leaflets, newsletter
Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum Durham, UK 9/10 November 2017 Marine Scotland, Solway Firth Partnership, Coastal partnerships (Clyde Marine Planning Partnership) government agencies (MMO) local government, Exhibition stand, presentation to delegates Banner, leaflets, MSP challenge game
2nd Baltic Maritime Forum – Baltic Scope Riga, Latvia 23/24 November 2016 UCC, Marine Scotland Government Institutes, researchers, marine planners, consultants Exhibition stand, presentation to delegates and demo of MSP challenge game Banner, leaflets, MSP challenge game
7th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium Galway, Ireland 24th November 2016 DAERA, Marine Institute, UCC Researchers/ Policy makers Stakeholder networking, Ecosystem services metholodolgy Leaflets
Solway Firth Partnership/Solway AONB Joint Conference Gretna Green, UK 25th November 2016 Marine Scotland (Scottish Coastal Forum) Solway Firth Partnership Coastal partnerships (Clyde Marine Planning Partnership), local government. NGOs Exhibition stand and demo of MSP challenge game Banner, leaflets, newsletter, MSP challenge game
Coastal Futures London, UK 18/19 January 2017 Marine Scotland, Solway Firth Partnership, UoL Government agencies involved in marine planning, NGOs, fisheries groups, researchers, Introduce project to audience, exhibition stand to publicise, network with planning agencies, Bannner, leaflet, newsletter,
MSP2017 Paris, France 15-17 March 2017 Marine Institute, UCC, UoL Research institutes, the EU Commission, national government agencies and industrial maritime organisations involved in MSP SIMCelt Poster contributions, presentaiton to audience Posters, leaflets
MAPSIS Las Palmas, Spain 24-28 April 2017 UCC Researchers, national government agencies, policy makers Presentation to delegates Banner, leaflets
European Maritime Day Poole, UK 18/19 May 2017 UoL, Marine Scotland, UCC Research institutes, the EU Commission, national government agencies and industrial maritime organisations involved in MSP Workshop as part of People and Skills stream Leaflets
SeaScotland Dundee, UK Friday, June 23, 2017 UoL, Marine Scotland Government agencies, local government, fisheries groups, tourism groups Networking Leaflets
Our Ocean Wealth Galway, Ireland Friday, June 30, 2017 Marine Institute, UCC Government agencies involved in marine planning Exhibition stand Banner, leaflets
MARE Amsterdam The Netherlands 5-7 July 2017 UoL Researchers/ Policy makers Exhibition stand Banner, leaflets
Irish Sea Maritime Forum Liverpool, UK Thursday, July 13, 2017 UoL, UCC, Solway Firth Partnership, Marine Scotland Researchers, national government agencies, policy makers, Coastal partnerships Workshop to review future mechanisms for supporting transboundary working in Celtic Seas; Presentation on key messages from SIMCelt Banner, leaflets,
Clyde Marine Planning Partnership Events Clyde Estuary, UK Summer 2017 Marine Scotland MSP stakeholders – local government, fisheries groups, tourism groups, NGOs, maritime industry Outreach events to explore new ways to engage stakeholders and raise awareness of SIMCelt project MSP challenge game
Littoral Liverpool, UK Thursday, September 07, 2017 UoL Government agencies , NGOs, research institutes Workshop on SIMCelt scenarios and evaluation work/ Exhibition stand Banner. Leaflets, poster,
European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Cork, Ireland 28-31 August 2017 UCC Academics, researchers, policy-makers, maritime industry MaREI Centre stand Leaflets and briefing notes
Scenarios workshop London, UK Tuesday 19th September 2017 UoL, UCC, Solway Firth Partnership, DAERA, Marine Institute, AFB Researchers, national government agencies, policy makers, coastal partnerships, maritime industry Workshop to engage maritime sectors with Component 1.2.1 Spatial demands and scenarios Banner, leaflets, conference flyers
Severn Estuary Forum Bridgwater, UK 5th October 2017 UoL Researchers, national government agencies, policy makers, coastal partnerships, local government, fisheries groups, Ngos Presentation to delegates on cross border aspects of SIMCelt project Banner, leaflet, conference flyers
DG MARE: MSP for Blue Growth – How to plan for a Sustainable Blue Economy? Brussels, Belgium 11-12 October 2017 UCC EU and Member State policy makers, government agencies, maritime industry, researchers Representing SIMCelt project Banner, leaflets, conference flyers

 
 

You can find more information on a selection of these events below.

European Maritime Day

SIMCelt organised a workshop in collaboration with partners BalticScope and NorthSee at EMD in Poole in May. Each project shared experiences from the Baltic, North and Celtic Seas to consider specific issues in transboundary MSP implementation. Participants then joined in the “Living Q” exercise from NorthSEE to examine interactively, how stakeholder subjectivity influences transnational cooperation. Participants explored various statements relating to MSP and had to decide whether they agreed or disagreed with them through a relative ranking process. You can read more about the conference programme here.

MAPSIS conference

The MaPSIS Conference was an open forum for researchers, policy and decision makers, professionals and other stakeholders to discuss three main themes including Maritime Spatial Planning & Blue Growth, Marine strategies & environmental planning and Marine/Maritime Information Systems.

Joseph O.  Ansong presented on SIMCelt, discussing the importance of cross border cooperation in the implementation of maritime spatial planning which was one of the major recommendations from the conference. The conference also afforded the opportunity to interact with researchers and decision makers from other member states in the Atlantic and advertise the SIMCelt final conference. Abstract authors and presenters at the conference have also been invited to publish in the MaPSIS Ocean & Coastal Management Special Issue.

MSP Paris 2017

The 2nd International conference on MSP took place in Paris in March organised by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC) and the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission. SIMCelt was represented by our poster submissions and exhibition stand.

Joseph O. Ansong from MaREI-University College Cork presented as part of the session on Institutional Capacity Development for MSP. He highlighted some of the EU MSP Capacity building initiatives through MSP education/ training and through research projects like SIMCelt. As a beneficiary of the Erasmus Mundus Masters Course on Maritime Spatial Planning, he discussed his academic experiences during the 2 year course, its contribution and progression into another EU capacity building initiative (SIMCelt) and how the project is building institutional capacity for MSP through partnership and cooperation among planning authorities and stakeholders.

 

Atlantic Stakeholders Platform

European Commissioner of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella was introduced to the SIMCelt team

Commissioner Karmenu Vella meets SIMCelt team

European Commissioner of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella was introduced to the SIMCelt project, meeting project co-ordinator Linda O’Higgins and learning about our board game.

Delegates discuss the challenges of playing the game of MSP

Delegates discuss the challenges of playing the game of MSP

 

We presented our MSP challenge game in a workshop which briefly introduced the concept of the game and how to play it. It prompted some interesting discussions and feedback ahead of its use as a stakeholder engagement tool in the Clyde region of Scotland.

 

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