Summer School Marine/ Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

EcoAqua Third Summer school on Marine/ Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) takes place from the 4th to 8th of September 2017 in the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira, Madeira Technology park, Funchal, Portugal. This edition of the summer school course will provide the participants a solid overall understanding of basic and applied aspects of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). This course will follow a holistic approach to MSP, addressing stakeholders’ involvement, maritime sector’s needs, marine environment conservation, national / international legal aspects and finally, applicable data management. Academics and professionals, with practical knowledge, experiences, and applicable methods as related tools, will give the course.

The scientific and technical courses will be organized around specific modules focusing on:

  • Marine Spatial Planning: basics, practicalities, legal aspects
  • Different stakeholders: Energy & Transport, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Tourism & leisure, Biodiversity Conservation
  • Marine protected areas, Integrated Coastal Management.

Besides lectures by renowned experts actively involved in different aspects of maritime economy, there will be a field trip and practical challenges. The course will provide a forum for exchange of know-how and good practices between experts and participants.

The course targets early-stage researchers and professionals (Masters and above) interested in Blue Growth, Bio-Economy, Coastal Tourism, Sustainable Aquaculture, Marine Conservation, the application of the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive and related European Directives.

The registration fees include tuition, materials, coffee/tea, lunches, transfers, technical visits and a social dinner. Early registration (Until 23th of June): 150€; Standard registration (From 24th of June to 7th of July): 250€.

Please see also: http://www.aquaeas.eu/images/stories/various/Flyer_SUMMER2017-1.pdf

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