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:
|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.
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 project, meeting project co-ordinator Linda O’Higgins and learning about our board game.
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.