The European project MarSP – Macaronesian Maritime Spatial Planning, coordinated by the Government of the Azores, through the Regional Fund for Science and Technology, is highlighted in episode four of Euronews ‘OCEAN’ series on Maritime Spatial Planning.
The series entitled ‘OCEAN’ explores topics such as pollution of the seas, marine life, blue economy, sustainable fishing, aquaculture, climate change, ocean energy and more.
The MarSP project was used to represent a real case of the impact and benefits of Maritime Spatial Planning for local communities and the different maritime sectors of the three in Macaronesia – Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands.
This short-documentaries, in partnership with the European Commission, focuses on the human side of each story, demonstrating that the seas and oceans that surround us are not just a source of food, leisure or beauty, but also crucial to our economy and well-being.
The Whale Watching, Aquaculture and Wind Energy sectors were the regional economic sectors selected from the project to illustrate the benefits and challenges of using the same maritime space.
This episode is available in nine languages in the following address https://www.euronews.com/2020/02/18/uncharted-waters-how-maps-can-benefit-management-of-marine-resources
The MarSP project, which ended in December 2019, was funded by the European Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Fund to develop tools and harmonize methodologies to support the MSP in the European archipelagos of the Macaronesia.