Forging sustainability

SIMNORAT - Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Northern European Atlantic
Coordinator - Dominique Carval
CESAM Responsible researcher - Maria de Fátima Lopes Alves
Programme - EMFF - European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Work Programme 2015
Execution dates - 2017-01-01 - 2018-12-31 (24 Months)
Funding Entity - EC - European Commission
Funding for CESAM - 267607 €
Total Funding - 1415178 €
Proponent Institution - SHOM – Service Hydrographique et Océanique de la Marine, France
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Agence des Aires Marines Protégées (AAMP), France
Centre d'études et d'expertise sur les risques, l'environnement, la mobilité et l'aménagement (CEREMA), France
Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), Spain
Centro de Estudios y Exprimentación de Obras Públicas (CEDEX), Spain

SIMNORAT is intended to support implementation of the Marine Spatial Planning Directive by Member States within their marine waters in the Northern European Atlantic region (OSPAR Region IV) (Key Objective 1), and to contribute to supporting cross-border cooperation between Member States in relation to implementation of the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive (Key Objective 2). Use of any output/outcomes of the project will be decided by individual Member States as determination of any approach to maritime spatial planning lies with Member States for their respective marine areas.

As this project will be developed simultaneously with MSP Directive implementation and the partners of the project are involved in such process, the connection and benefits between both actions will be ensured.

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