Maritime Spatial Planning as part of Waterways & Waterfront for a sustainable development between sea and land
The Workshop-Course on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) organised with the support of UNESCO within the framework of "Pianeta Acqua" Waterways & Waterfront for a sustainable development between sea and land will be held over 4-5 June 2010 at the Arsenale in Venice (Italy).
"Pianeta Acqua" is included in the list of European Maritime Day events organised by Expo Venice under the scientific coordination of eAmbiente and Centro Internazionale Città d’Acqua di Venezia and it will face the today’s issues of water. The event is dedicated to water with exhibitions, meetings and workshops on different themes.
The workshop has the objective to share the contents of the EC Communication on MSP and to present the most important experiences carried out in this field. The Maritime Spatial Planning is important not only to optimize the use of marine space for the different economic activities, avoiding conflicts between different uses, but also to promote an effective management of marine and coastal development. Therefore, the MSP is a pre-requisite for achieving sustainable development in the sea and in coastal areas and it is a fundamental element of the new Integrated Maritime Policy for the EU.
UNESCO Contact : Philippe Pypaert at p.pypaert(at)unesco.org