Report of the Workshop on Co-existence and Synergies in Marine Spatial Planning (WKCSMP)
The Workshop on Co-existence and Synergies in Marine Spatial Planning (WKCSMP), organised by the ICES Working Group Marine Planning and Coastal Zone Management (WGMPCZM), supported by the Horizon2020 Project MUSES and Marine Scotland, was held on 4–6 April 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The aim of the workshop was to explore, discuss and promote coexistence and synergies in marine spatial planning. The workshop was chaired by Kira Gee of the Centre for Materials and Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geestacht (www.hzg.de) and Eirik Mikkelsen of the Norwegian Institute for Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (www.nofima.no), and followed on from a 2016 workshop on conflicts in MSP (WKCCMSP). The workshop drew 31 participants from 11 countries, covering public authorities, businesses, NGOs and research.
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