Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Northern European Atlantic

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Project abstract

SIMNORAT intends to address practical aspects of MSP (maritime spatial planning) implementation, with a specific focus on trans-boundary cooperation and the identification and sharing of best practice, in order to enhance understanding and address the issues and challenges of MSP implementation.

SIMNORAT brings together a number of partners – research organisations, marine planning authorities and marine management bodies - who have extensive experience with regard to maritime planning, policy and management.

SIMNORAT will focus on two key objectives:

  1. Support the implementation of the Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning in French, Spanish and Portuguese marine waters;
  2. Launch and carry out concrete, cross-border MSP cooperation between Member States in the Northern Atlantic, involving three Member States.
Project duration
01/01/2017 – 31/12/2018
Project acronym
Call ID
EASME/EMFF/2015/ - Projects on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)
Service Hydrographique et Oceanique de la Marine (SHOM) - France
Agence des Aires Marines Protégées (AAMP) — France
Instituto Español de Oceanografia (IEО) — Spain
Centro de Estudios y Experimentacion de Obras Publicas (CEDEX) — Spain
Centre d'études et d'expertise sur les risques, l'environnement, la mobilité et l'aménagement (ČEREMA) — France
Universidade de Aveiro (UA) – Portugal
Conference des Régions Périphériques Maritimes d’Europe/Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CRPM/CPMR) - France
EU contribution
1.415.178,00 EUR

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