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MSPglobal (Maritime spatial planning) Opening Conference

When, local time: 
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 6:30pm to Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - 2:00pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Alejandro Iglesias Campos (

MSPglobal is a new joint initiative launched by UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) and the European Commission to develop new international guidelines on maritime spatial planning.

Over the course of three years, the MSPglobal initiative will contribute to improving cross-border and transboundary cooperation where it already exists and promoting MSP processes in areas where it is yet to be put in place, with the objective to triple the area of territorial waters benefiting from MSP effectively implemented by 2030.
The MSPglobal Opening Conference will take place on 11-12 February 2019 in Room IV of UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. The event will also be livestreamed.

Monday 11 February 2019 (18.30 - 20.30)
Networking event

Tuesday 12 February 2019 (9.00 - 14.00)
Introduction to MSPglobal

Regional visions for MSP and the Sustainable Blue Economy

Challenges of cross-border / transboundary MSP

Open discussion on MSP and transboundary challenges

Networking lunch

(English - French - Spanish interpretation)