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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Severn Estuary Forum Event

SIMCelt presented at the Severn Estuary Forum in Bridgwater in October to share lessons learned from our project so far. The Severn Estuary Partnership was set up in 1995, and is an independent, estuary-wide non-statutory initiative led by local authorities and statutory agencies. They work actively with all those involved in the management of the […]

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SIMCelt Data Portal

The SIMCelt data portal demonstrator is a tool with a primary objective to support the study output Analysis of Data Needs and Existing Gaps. Its secondary objective is to address these needs and gaps by publishing relevant Maritime Spatial Planning data on the Celtic Seas alongside a metadata catalogue. Issues are most often encountered when displaying and […]

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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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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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