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SIMAtlantic - Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Atlantic
Coordinator - Dr. Anne Marie O’Hagan
CESAM Responsible researcher - Maria de Fátima Lopes Alves
Programme - EMFF - European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Work Program 2018
Execution dates - 2019-07-01 - 2021-07-01 (24 Months)
Funding Entity - EC - European Commission
Funding for CESAM - 141347 €
Total Funding - 1470311 €
Proponent Institution - MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, ERI, UCC, Ireland
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
French Agency for Biodiversity (France); Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (Northern Ireland); Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility, and Urban and Country Planning (CEREMA) (France); Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Republic of Ireland); Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland); General Directorate of Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services (Portugal); Spanish Institute of Oceanography (Spain); Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (SHOM) (France); University of Liverpool (England)

The Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Atlantic (SIMAtlantic) project aims to support the establishment and implementation of the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in five European Atlantic countries. This objective will be achieved by building capacity for transboundary cooperation and undertaking concrete actions of direct relevance for competent authorities tasked with developing maritime spatial plans in line with provisions of the MSP Directive (2014/85/EU).
The SIMAtlantic project will be implemented by a consortium of partners representing academia, Marine Planning Authorities and scientific public bodies supporting the implementation of MSP in France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland and England). Project partners will work together in an Atlantic transboundary context to transfer information and knowledge and ultimately build lasting capacity to support cross-border cooperation on MSP.


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