Development Of A Maritime Spatial Planning
The Integrated Maritime Policy of the European Union (EU), argues that the development of maritime economic activities, can be reconciled with the protection of the marine environment, provided that adequate tools and horizontal governance mechanisms. Maritime Spatial Planning is one of the main horizontal tools. Within this context, the European Commission adopted, in November 2008 , a roadmap for Maritime Spatial Planning, which defines 10 basic principles that should govern MSP of Member States (MS). In more recent announcement of the December 2010, the SC has updated this charter and announced further action on MSP. Therefore the SC in March 2013 presented a proposal for a directive on MSP and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). This project aims to establish a framework for MSP and ICZM within which MS should develop. The main aim of the project is the joint development methodology, process and suitable implementation framework for Marine Spatial Planning. This methodology will be determined and then pilot projects in selected areas of both countries (Cyprus and Greece) will be selected. Remote Sensing and GIS will be used to manage and apply the proposed methodology.
- DEPARTMENT OF MERCHANT SHIPPING (Coordinators)
- DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS
- UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN
- MINISTRY OF MARINE AND AEGEAN
- CYPRUS UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY (PI: D.G.Hadjimitsis)
- OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS