SIMNORAT project is divided into three components:

  • C1. Supporting Implementation of MSP
  • C2. Management and coordination
  • C3. Communication and dissemination

If C2 and C3 are dedicated to operational and organisational purposes, C1 is the technical component wherein the project main output are being developped.

Activity Output
C1.1 Initial Assessment: Developing an Overview
C1.1.1 Develop a basin scale analysis/initial assessment strongly MSP oriented Summary of information on the marine and maritime aspects relevant for MSP in the Northern European Atlantic, particularly cross-border issues, starting from existing work of relevance to MSP.
C1.2 Development of Cooperation on transboundary MSP
C1.2.1 Establish a mechanism for a permanent and operational networking (Regional MSP Platform) among Member States in the area A regional Platform: A common information tool will be set up, and used to collect and display information about MSP related activities taking place in the area covered by the project.
C1.2.2 Analysis of the Maritime Spatial Planning Process Report on the state of the art of MSP in the Northern Atlantic area with proposals towards a common approach and any conclusions drawn.
C1.3 Support for Member States’ implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning
C1.3.1 Develop and propose a conceptual methodology for transboundary MSP in the Northern Atlantic, with operational details on selected aspects
C1.3.1.1 Conceptual method: major steps C1.3.1.1. Report
C1.3.1.2 The definition and application of MSP by the OSPAR Convention taking into consideration the relationship between EU and non EU countries C1.3.1.2. Report
C1.3.1.3 Coordination of sectorial policies C1.3.1.3 Report
C1.3.1.4 Land – sea interactions and relationships with Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) C1.3.1.4. Report
C1.3.1.5 Definition of the most appropriate geographical scale for MSP plans at national scale C1.3.1.5 Report
C1.3.2 Spatial demands and future trends for maritime sectors and marine conservation C1.3.2 Completed MPA database / MPA existing network ecological coherence analysis
C1.3.2 Overview report and final maritime sectors briefing notes
C1.3.3 Data and information requirements for MSP C1.3.3 Analysis on data needs and gaps / Action plan
C1.3.3 Data management guidance document
C1.3.3 Thematic digital atlas charts relevant to MSP on Northern Atlantic area specifications
C1.3.3 Workshop training
C1.3.4 Tools and methods supporting MSP process
C1.3.4.1 Interaction between uses and between uses and environment, including cumulative impacts C1.3.4.1 Summary report on knowledge about interactions
C1.3.4.1 Summary report on methods and tools developed within other projects
C1.3.4.1 Final report: specifications on methods and tools dedicated to interactions
C1.3.5 Improving stakeholder engagement
C1.3.5 Report on potential approaches for stakeholder engagement on MSP and the outcome of pilot testing in localised transboundary working
C1.3.5 National Stakeholder Database
C1.3.6 Case Studies on Approaches to MSP Implementation
Case Study Bay of Biscay (Spain)
Case Study North western marine waters of Iberian Coast (Spain)