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Maritime Spatial Planning for Islands

11 September 2018

The Soclimpact partners from the Canary Islands will be participating in the Maritime Spatial Planning for Islands workshop, Gran Canaria, Spain.

The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission assisted by the European MSP Platform have organised a one day workshop which is scheduled to take place on the 11th of September 2018 at the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, ES. The workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the development of MSP in the context of islands as well the challenge that exist and opportunities for sustainable blue growth. Participants will learn about the experience of MSP in islands, including representation from islands of different status within the EU, from island nations such as Malta, to islands with some autonomy from mainland governments, such as Åland, Finland.

The objectives of the Workshop are to:

  • Identify common challenges and opportunities in developing and implementing MSP and delivering Blue Growth in island contexts
  • Discuss the socio-economic and specific environmental pressures faced by island communities and the (potential) role of MSP and Blue Growth
  • Highlight good practices with MSP that could be applied to islands contexts


11 September 2018