SPINCAM: Discussing ocean governance and blue economy between the Southeast Pacific and Flanders
The Southeast Pacific data and information network in support to integrated coastal area management (SPINCAM) is a project funded by the Government of Flanders (Kingdom of Belgium). It has been developed since 2009 under the coordination of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, through its Marine Policy and Regional Coordination Section, and at regional level by the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS).
SPINCAM was originally designed to establish an integrated coastal area management (ICAM) indicator framework at national and regional level in the countries of the Southeast Pacific region (Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru). The indicator framework has focused on the state of the coastal and marine environment and socio-economic conditions, to provide stakeholders with information.
The SPINCAM week in Flanders will have three key events from 16 to 19 February 2016:
Ostend, 16-17 February 2016
SPINCAM and OceanTeacher workshop on ocean governance and sustainable ocean based economy
Ostend, 18 February 2016
Interaction in between SPINCAM and the Flemish research community
Brussels, 19 February 2016
SPINCAM high level meeting with the Government of Flanders and the European Commission