Promoting coexistence and synergistic sea uses is a key issue in marine spatial planning. Synergies can refer to mutually beneficial uses of the same sea space or marine resources, but equally to shared infrastructure, technology or human resources, for example. Coexistence and synergies link to spatial efficiency supporting more sustainable use of marine space, but also process efficiency to promote blue growth. Understanding different types of coexistence and synergy and conditions required for achieving it, is an essential part of effective marine spatial planning.
The Working Group Marine Planning and Coastal Zone Management of ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Seas), with support of the Horizon2020 Project MUSES (Multi-Use in European Seas) and Marine Scotland, invites to a workshop to explore, discuss and promote coexistence and synergies in marine spatial planning. The event is open to planners, managers, researchers, stakeholders and anyone else interested in planning and management of marine areas and resources.
Participants are encouraged to contribute with: 1) examples of coexistence and synergies in marine use from their countries or experience; 2) relevant previous work or ideas on ways to classify types of coexistence and synergies in marine use; 3) examples or ideas on how marine spatial planning has or can further coexistence and synergies in marine use.
Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation, as well as evening meals. We are currently exploring options for providing lunch.
Although we ideally welcome participants for the entire workshop, participation on selected days is also possible. Please let us know in advance if you would like to attend for a single day.
Venue: Marine Scotland, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, Scotland
Time: Wednesday, 4 April 2018 (09.00) to Friday, 6 April 2018 (13.00)
Expression of interest: 27 November 2017
Deadline for registration: 15 February 2018
Application for participation and related questions should be sent to the co-chairs of the workshop:
Kira Gee: Helmholtz-Zentrum Geestacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research. Kira.Gee@gmx.de
Eirik Mikkelsen: Nofima, Norwegian Institute for Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research. email@example.com