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SUPPORTING IMPLEMENTATION OF MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING IN THE NORTHERN EUROPEAN ATLANTIC
DG Mare/EU-funded MSP cross border project SIMNORAT (2017-2019) brings together a number of partners - research organisations, marine planning authorities and marine management bodies in order to address actions to
  • support the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive implementation in Portugal, Spain, and France's marine waters
  • Launch and carry out concrete cross-border MSP cooperation
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The project partners of SIMNORAT would like to thank all the attendees for participating in the final conference. The organisers of the event Shom and CRPM are very grateful for the help and the contributions from the project partners. Special thanks go to the invited speakers for their participation and inspiring inputs.


Final Conference - Opening Addresses & SIMNORAT presentation

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The SIMNORAT Final conference was opened by representatives of the city, the region, the European Commission as well as the Shom.

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Final Conference - Setting the Atlantic Frame & MSP Implementation process in the Atlantic: State of Play

The sessions on Setting the Atlantic frame and the State of Play of the national MSP implementations brought together a number of speakers from the national competent authorities from France, Spain, Portugal and the UK as well as from non-governmental bodies.

For photos of the sessions click here.

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Final Conference - Lessons Learnt from SIMNORAT

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Representatives of each project partner introduced their work on the different components, presented results and shared what they learnt from their involvement in the project.

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Final Conference - Perspectives on MSP

Representatives of other European MSP projects shared their experience with the attendees of the SIMNORAT conference. A set of questions made the various perspectives on MSP comparable.

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Final Conference - 2nd Day: Workshops & Excursion

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On the second day of the conference the attendees had the chance to participate in two of three workshops offered by several project partners. Groups of 10 to 20 participants learnt about and exchanged ideas on the topics: Ecosystem-based management, Data needs and information on MSP and Stakeholder Engagement.

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Final Conference - Poster session

As part of the SIMNORAT project several posters have been produced. At the project's final conference four posters have been displayed: two contain general information about the project (version in English, version in French), the other two are dedicated to the case studies.

To have a look at the posters click here.
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