Webinar coming up on 22 August, 1:00 PM GMT: do data or desires drive Marine Spatial Planning?

Webinar coming up on 22 August; 1:00 PM GMT: do data or desires drive Marine Spatial Planning?

Join us for a webinar on August 22, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM GMT/UTC

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Tundi Agardy (Sound Seas) – Keynote

Jon Day (James Cook University) – Experiences from the Great Barrier Reef – Australia
Sound legislative governance framework for spatial planning and management
Public participation to strengthen and legitimize planning processes
Effective zoning as a key spatial planning/management tool
Coordinated multi-layered management for implementation of MSP across the GBR

Michelle Portman (Technion University)  – Israel
Interactive and transparent approach in marine spatial planning 

Key questions:

Data needs, data availability, data sharing, data management… these are always hot topics when countries or institutions embark on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). But how much do data influence MSP processes and is a lack of data a constraint for successful MSP? The webinar will provide practical experiences from Australia and Israel on how data issues have been solved for planning and management efforts at sea. We will discuss the following key points:

  • What kind of data is needed to start and conduct a MSP process?
  • How much do scope and objectives of a MSP process influence the need for data? And how much do data influence MSP processes?
  • What are the benefits and limitations of decision support tools?

About the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet Webinar Series

Blue Solutions provides a global knowledge network and capacity development platform to collate, share, and generate solutions for effective management and equitable governance of our planet’s marine and coastal living spaces, and to develop capacity for the ocean community on the initiative’s priority topics. Blue Solutions will host five sessions as part of the PANORAMA- Solutions for a Healthy Planet Webinar Series focused on marine and coastal issues. These sessions will highlight solutions related to different priority themes in the Blue Solutions Initiative focusing on marine and coastal ecosystems and “blue solutions” from all over our planet.

Learn more about Blue Solutions and PANORAMA Solutions for a Healthy Planet.

This webinar series is co-hosted by MPA News, MEAM, OpenChannels, and the EBM Tools Network (coordinated by NatureServe and OpenChannels.org).