Marine Spatial Planning, Processes and Tools

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General information

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is used through the ICES region. This course will give participants information and experience on the MSP developmental process  through serious gaming (MSP–challenge) and spatial tools for defining value and zonation, but will also address the process design, governance issues etc.

Topics include:

  • MSP in a national setting
  • MSP in an EU context: relationship to MSFD
  • Planning processes
  • Defining and designating valuable areas for both ecosystems and human use
  • Estimating impacts and vulnerability
  • Zoning – area conflicts
Contact Person: Anna Davies (ICES Training Coordinator) (


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Venue: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Copenhagen, Denmark

ICES Secretariat
H. C. Andersens Boulevard 44-46
DK 1553 Copenhagen V, Denmark
Tel: +45 3338 6700 · Fax: +45 3393 4215 ·


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750€ for ICES member country affiliated participants

1.250€ for non-member country affiliated participants


The course is an introductory course and requires no previous experience from MSP processes, although experience from MSP processes is a benefit. Participants should be either scientists,  managers or graduate students (MSc and PhD) with some experience from marine management and the issues related to MSP. 

Application Procedure:

Please use the on-line registration. You will receive a message acknowledging receipt of your application within one week.

Application deadline: 18th September 2014


Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning
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