The European Maritime Spatial Planning Platform

The European Maritime Spatial Planning Platform



The European MSP Platform is an information and communication gateway designed to offer support to all EU Member States in their efforts to implement Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the years to come. the European MSP Platform acts as the central exchange forum for the rich knowledge generated in past, current and upcoming MSP processes and projects. This will allow officials, planners and other stakeholders interested in MSP to build on what is already available, avoid duplication of efforts, assist in capacity building and foster development of new practices. The EU MSP Platform is operated via a dedicated team with presence in all European sea-basins and there is one dedicated to the Atlantic Ocean. Our experts continuously draw together information on MSP experience, funding and training opportunities as well as relevant events from across Europe. The information is then made available in various interactive, easy-to-use formats readily accessible through this website. Our contact points are continuously available to offer personal advice and act as your trusted partner in MSP-related efforts. We are happy to gather and share experience with you in the formats which suit your specific needs. On the basis of received information requests, we arrange different types of meetings, be it expert round tables, workshops or seminars. We also prepare short info briefs on specific topics related to MSP based on available practices and projects.


Belem statement areas
Ocean Resources
European MSP Platform
Time frame
2014  - Ongoing


Christopher McDougall
European MSP Platform