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Marine Planning Process (MPP) Workshop
From Tuesday 30 April 2019
To Wednesday 01 May 2019
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Presented by MEOPAR in partnership with Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and Dalhousie University


The MPP workshop will present participants with key issues in the marine planning process using national and regional case studies and interactive game-theory based activities. Participants will learn an innovative approach to marine planning while building their network of coastal management professionals and early-career researchers in the Atlantic region and across Canada.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for industry, public and not-for-profit professionals who make decisions regarding coastal and marine uses and resources, as well as those seeking a better understanding of marine planning decision-making. Students and post-doctoral researchers are also encouraged to attend.

Topics covered include:

  • Defining the Planning Area
  • Stakeholder Identification
  • Ocean Visioning
  • Management Goals and Objectives
  • Mapping Uses of a Planning Area
  • Identification of Outside Factors
  • Identification of Emergent and Future Uses
  • Characterization of Resources
  • Addressing Conflict and Compatibility
  • Selecting Management Strategies
  • Crafting Regulatory Language
  • Developing Progress Indicators
  • Plan Implementation
  • Plan Evaluation and Adaptation
  • Developing Decision Support Tools and Coastal Web Atlases
  • Developing Spatial Allocation Plans and Alternatives
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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