Maritime Spatial Planning Goes Global: European Commission and IOC-UNESCO to develop new international guidelines

The European Commission and IOC-UNESCO have launched MSPGlobal, a new joint initiative to promote cross-border maritime spatial planning.

Planning human activities at sea so they happen safely and sustainably is a pre-requisite to good ocean governance. This requires a high level of coordination, not just within a same country but also across borders. This is why since 2017 the European Commission (DG MARE) and IOC-UNESCO have been working hand in hand to develop transboundary maritime spatial planning.


Joint Roadmap to accelerate Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) processes worldwide