The Caribbean region has been at the forefront of a movement towards a blue economy
Planning for Now and the Future
Management of coastal and marine environments needs to address increasingly complex social and economic situations, and plan for future developments. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is being used in more than 40 countries worldwide, and there are more than 300+ MSP projects ranging from inception meetings and the launch …to completed and in the implementation phase.
Marine spatial planning (MSP) is a public process that supports the development of a plan for the future of the ocean. MSP provides a transparent and participatory approach for making decisions of where activities can take place and how to plan for threats to the ocean. It brings together ocean users in a science-based and equitable process to navigate the most urgent challenges and develop effective and durable solutions.
MSP supports goals to achieve a healthy ocean ecosystem, sustainable livelihoods, and plan for sustainable economic development.
Million Sq Km in Active Projects
Million Sq Km by 2020
Photo credits: © The Ocean Agency (Seychelles); © Tim Calver for The Nature Conservancy (Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project); © Jeff Yonover (Marine Spatial Planning Initiatives); © Jerry Monkman (TNC’s Approach)