Second International Conference on Maritime Spatial Planning

DG MARE and IOC UNESCO IOC are jointly organising the 2nd International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning from 15 – 17 March 2017 at UNESCO Headquartersin Paris. Given the rising international interest in Maritime Spatial Planning, it is time to take stock of the latest developments and to discuss on how to achieve and accelerate successful MSP worldwide.

Invited experts from Europe, North America, South Africa, Asia and Latin America will share their practical experiences of maritime spatial planning highlighting good practices and fit to purpose solutions.

This three-day conference will enable experts to discuss amongst others

Day 1

The worldwide status and trends in MSP
Lessons learnt from countries
Engaging stakeholders in MSP
Gala dinner

Day 2

MSP as mean to achieve global ocean governance goals  
Cross-border cooperation in MSP
Best practices in knowledge generation for transparent, science-based MSP
Film exhibition, Working dinner 

Day 3

MSP towards Sustainable Blue Growth  
Institutional Capacity development  
Ocean planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
The next decade and priorities 

The conference will gather 280 participants and up to 46 speakers from across the world.

It is possible to apply to join the conference until 03/02/2017. The agenda, practical information and registrations are available on the following website:

For those who will not attend the conference, live streaming will be available on the website during the conference.

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