Marine Spatial Planning and Climate Change
Marine spatial planning (MSP) is being developed and implemented worldwide as a way to foster sustainability in ocean management and use. On top of the many challenges MSP already faces (political, socioeconomic, environmental), it needs to deal with a changing climate. Properly incorporating climate change into the MSP framework will allow for better preparedness, improved response capacity and, ultimately, a reduced vulnerability of marine socio-ecological systems. Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology project OCEANPLAN investigates how MSP can both be affected by, and adapt to global climate change.
Importance of Sustainable Ocean Use and Marine Conservation
to Human Well-being in African Island States
- Under preparation.