Marine Spatial Planning
Harnessing Oceanic Wealth: Sustaining Prosperity Through Responsible Management and Innovation

MRC's take on MSP

Marine Spatial Planning is a visionary and multi-faceted approach to managing our oceanic resources. It represents the epitome of collaborative decision-making, balancing the economic, social, and environmental aspects of marine activities. By incorporating advanced data analysis and focusing on the unique needs of each domain in the marine environment, MSP stands as an indispensable tool in the sustainable management of our oceans. Its comprehensive, adaptive nature ensures not only the resolution of current marine challenges but also fosters a sustainable, prosperous relationship with our marine spaces for future generations.

A New Perspective Based on the UDA Framework

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has become a key arena for geopolitical and geo-strategic interactions in the 21st century. Nations both within and outside the region are deploying strategic assets there. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is crucial for governing and managing challenges and opportunities in marine and freshwater systems. By mapping resources accurately, addressing security and sustainability concerns, and deploying policy and technology interventions, MSP enables efficient exploitation of these vast systems.

MSP Position Paper

Discover our comprehensive position paper on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), a strategic framework crucial for organizing human activities in ocean spaces amidst increasing pressures on marine resources. Delve into our research-backed insights, which highlight the urgency of collaborative efforts, technological advancements, and ecosystem-based management to safeguard marine resources for generations to come. Join us as we chart a course towards a more sustainable and responsible future, where MSP serves as a guiding light in the governance of our shared marine environment.


MSP Tool

UDA Digest

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