Practical Guidance on Ocean Planning and Shipping Developed By and For Maritime Professionals Now Available
The World Ocean Council (WOC) and The Nautical Institute (NI) have jointly produced a guide to assist maritime professionals to better understand and engage in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). The guidance will also help MSP proponents understand shipping industry requirements in relation to management of ocean areas.
With this guidance document, “The Shipping Industry and Marine Spatial Planning: A Professional Approach”, WOC and the NI are working to ensure that maritime professionals can readily become more informed and involved in MSP, particularly at the local level. The guide provides an introduction to MSP and an overview of key shipping-related issues to need to be considered as MSP moves forward in various parts of the world.
“The Shipping Industry and Marine Spatial Planning: A Professional Approach” is being launched by Patraiko and Holthus at an MSP seminar hosted by the Nautical Institute’s Hong Kong branch on 8 November 2013. More information is at: http://www.nautinsthk.com/MarineSpatialPlanning.pdf
The MSP guidance document can be downloaded at: http://www.nautinst.org/en/forums/msp/