DG Mare/EU-funded MSP cross border project SIMNORAT (2017-2018) 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

Project Group and Steering Committee meetings #3 - 22-23 May 2018

CPMR hosted in Brussels the 3rd Partners and Steering Committee meetings involving Spain, France, Portugal The meetings are dedicated to establishing a work plan for the next activity period. This includes, in particular, the publication of project deliverables and the holding of a number of national and transboundary workshops. Such meetings will include stakeholder engagement exercises, in connection to the …Read more

Initial Assessment on of SIMNORAT

After almost one year of exchanges between partners from France, Spain and Portugal, the two main Initial Assessment documents concerning the Marine Environment and the Pressures/Impacts are completed. Using data from national Marine Strategy Framework Directive evaluations, scientific publication and international convention knowledge, this long-term work gives a particularly precise description of all the OSPAR IV Region. This amount of …Read more

Stakeholder engagement meetings

The stakeholder engagement activity is a major activity of the project during year 2018 as the Partners involved have agreed to set a series of stakeholder workshops at national level as well as transboundary level. The Partners have design on a common methodology to test to engage stakeholders (C1.3.5) in order to gather and to process surveys and results on …Read more

Interactions between uses and between uses and environment: joint SIMNORAT/SIMWESTMED work

A workshop dedicated to the topic “Interactions” (both interaction between uses and between uses and environment) was held over two days (15-16 February 2018) in Marseille, France. Organised by the French Biodiversity Agency, this workshop was the opportunity for all partners of the SIMNORAT and SIMWESTMED projects to exchange and build on their actions on this topic related to MSP …Read more

Data and information requirements for MSP

The data for MSP activity (C1.3.3) aims to explore the technical needs and gaps in spatial data for sharing MSP data across the boundaries. This study investigates in particular data sharing based on INSPIRE Directive protocols in Portugal, Spain and France.The work is led by the French hydrographic office, Shom, and is supported by a Task Group on Data, bringing together …Read more

SIMNORAT Initial Conference

A Stakeholder Conference of SIMNORAT took place in Guéthary on 19th December 2017. Organised by the French hydrographic office, Shom, and hosted by the municipality of Guéthary it aims to communicate the progress and outputs of the project partnership activities while providing an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences from France, Spain and Portugal. This allow in particular exchanges between Stakeholders … Read more