Maritime Spatial Planning: transboundary cooperation in the Celtic Seas

SIMCelt Closing Conference

28-29 November 2017

Liverpool, United Kingdom


Presentations from the recent conference

DAY 1 Setting the Scene

DAY 1 Future Oriented Approaches to Spatial Management

DAY 1 Marketplace Strategic Partnership on MSP Education

DAY 1 Cross Border Working

DAY 2 Planning for Blue Growth

DAY 2 Cumulative Effects Assessment

Day 2 Living Q

DAY 2 Looking Ahead

Find out about the conference themes and sessions

SIMCelt conference programme

This conference brought together stakeholders, practitioners, maritime industries, government agencies and researchers involved in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the Celtic Seas and beyond. The SIMCelt project team was joined by other scientific, policy, user and academic perspectives in addressing key issues relating to transboundary cooperation in MSP.

Key results from the SIMCelt project were shared

  • SIMCelt data portal
  • Stakeholder engagement techniques
  • Future scenarios for development in the Celtic Seas
  • Using an ecosystem based approach and how to consider cumulative impacts

Insights from other initiatives revealed a diversity of approach in

  • MSP education
  • Land-Sea interactions
  • Different European regions
  • Blue growth and social inclusivity

Outcomes and feedback from the conference will be incorporated into the project’s final reports and made available on the website.