MESMA in Manila!
Peter Jones (Governance) presents WP6 research at UNEP Global Conference on Land Ocean Interactions (23-24 Jan 2012).
Peter Jones (Governance) gave a presentation at the UNEP Global Conference on Land Ocean Interactions (Manila, The Philippines on 23-24 January) in a parallel session on Ecosystem-Based Management. He drew on the MESMA WP6 research in discussing governance frameworks for effectively implementing ecosystem-based marine spatial planning.Recommendations for the UNEP Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land Based Activities (which seems to have been extended to fishing, tourism development and related MSP considerations) now include the need for diverse and resilient governance frameworks, for institutional connectivity and for governance evaluation frameworks to analyse case studies in order to support the dissemination of good practice. These recommendations now go for discussion, revision and agreement at the Inter-Governmental Review (IGR) later in January and then on to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to be held in June 2012
EU project leader meeting
To stimulate cooperation between different EU project on marine spatial planning, on 4 April 2011 an EU project leader meeting was held in Amsterdam.
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NEWS: General Assembly on Malta: MESMA framework ready for testing
The systematic framework to evaluate marine spatial management plans is now ready to be tested by the 9 case studies.
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NEWS: workshop in Athens means start for online mapping tool
Data managers have discussed MESMA data infrastructure
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NEWS: MESMA flyer ready
The general MESMA flyer is now ready.
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NEWS: Workshop in Ghent streamlines case studies MESMA
Within MESMA, the management strategies of the different seas in Europe are studied in a number of case studies ranging from the Barents Sea in the very north, via the North Sea and Mediterranean, to the Black Sea.
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First MESMA newsletter ready
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In the beginning of December 2009 the MESMA kickoff meeting has taken place in the Netherlands, hosted by IMARES (IJmuiden).
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