Marine Spatial Planning in Regional Ocean Areas: Trends and Lessons Learned

Benedict McAteer, Liam Fullbrook, Wen-Hong Liu, Jodie Reed, Nina Rivers, Natașa Vaidianu, Aron Westholm, Hilde Toonen, Jan van Tatenhove, Jane Clarke, Joseph Onwona Ansong, Brice Trouillet, Catarina Frazão Santos, Sondra Eger, Talya ten Brink, Eric Wade, Wesley Flannery

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Marine spatial planning (MSP) was developed as a place-based, integrated marine governance approach to address sectoral and fragmented management issues and has seen significant evolvement over the past two decades.1MSP has rapidly become the most commonly endorsed management regime for sustainable development in the marine environment, with initiatives being implemented across multiple regions of the globe. Despite its broad and growing acceptance and use, there are several key challenges that remain, both conceptual and practical, that are negatively impacting the realization of MSP’s potential.2 These include institutional shortcomings,3
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-380
Number of pages35
JournalOcean Yearbook Online
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 23 May 2022


  • Law of the Sea
  • International Law
  • Public International Law


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