The interests and activities of new and fast-growing industries such as renewable energy equipment and aquaculture highlight the need for effective management to balance objectives avoid conflicts and identify opportunities for cooperation. ICM and MSP legislation is, therefore, increasingly important to manage the sustainable growth of maritime and coastal activities as well as the sustainable exploitation of marine resources by different actors and industries.
This project provided administrative and technical support to the Commission in its work on ICM and MSP in the Member States, as well as further exploring how their integrated approach supports the implementation of the MSFD as well as other relevant environmental policies.
The contract comprised three main tasks:
- Task 1: Support the organisation and management of meetings, workshops, and events, associated with the MSP and ICM expert groups under the planned Common Implementation Strategy.
- Task 2: Develop specific MSP and ICM related documentation (such as Member State activity fiches, concept papers, technical documents, and guidance documents).
- Task 3: Improve the Best practice exchange via OURCOAST, not already covered by other specific contracts.
Fresh-Thoughts was the lead partner in the project and also lead Task 1 on support to the Expert Group.
Related EventsJoint meeting of the Member State Expert Groups on Integrated Coastal Management and Maritime Spatial Planning
Workshop on public participation in the context of marine and coastal policies
ICM and MSP Meeting
project-category:Adaption to climate change