Topic outline

  • General

    Marine spatial planning (MSP) arises as a public process of analysing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic, and social objectives that usually have been specified through a political process. By mapping activities and determining the space for each activity, the process provides a characterization of current uses and helps to establish potential areas for future uses. This enables a policy process  to better determine how maritime zones are sustainably used and protected, now and for the future of African generations. This course will provide an overview of the MSP process, taking into consideration Africa’s specific needs and the 2050 African Integrated Maritime Strategy  as well as the expected impact of Blue Economy /Growth in Africa.

    Aims & Objectives

    Increase collective capacity to respond to change and challenges in coastal and marine environments through further development of science based management tools such as Integrated Coastal Area Management, Marine Spatial Planning, and Large Marine Ecosystem Approach;

    Course Topics

    • Concepts, policies, international experiences and best practices on marine spatial planning
    • The MSP step-by-step approach of IOC-UNESCO
    • Methodologies for marine socio-economic analysis and cumulative impacts
    • Stakeholder engagement and participation
    • Formulation and evaluation of MSP plans
    • MSP towards sustainable blue growth
    • Addressing conflict and compatibility of uses
    • Data integration, analysis and representation in support of MSP
    • Methodologies for evaluation and monitoring MSP
    • Developing progress indicators
    • Decision support tools and coastal web atlases
    • MSP transboundary / Cross-border

    Target Audience

    Target audience includes, but is not restricted to, University graduates and professionals with experience on coastal and marine governance and maritime activities.

    Course Pre-requisites:

    • Interest or new responsibilities in working in marine spatial planning
    • Good Working knowledge of English language
    • Medium expertise in GIS, data and information management
    • Computer IT skills; need to bring own laptop.

    Dates: 10 - 14 September 2018

    Venue: KMFRI, Mombasa, Kenya

    Instructors:

    Link to event on IOC calendar and list of participants

  • Introduction

    Welcome & General Introductions:

    Overview of the course, logistics, etc

    • IOC experience on MSP: The step-by-step approach

      Mika Odido

      IOC experience on MSP: The step-by-step approach

      1. The step-by-step approach
      2. Key products
      3. The IOC and EU Joint Roadmap to accelerate MSP worldwide

      Large Marine Ecosystems in Africa:  Agulhas-Somali, Canary Current, Guinea Current, Mediterranean etc), including examples of large scale developments around the African continent)

      • Concepts, policies, international experiences and best practices on MSP in Africa

        Concepts, policies, international experiences and best practices on MSP in Africa

        1. The Agenda 2030 – SDG 14
          1. The African Integrated Maritime Strategy
          2. Continental MSP experiences
          3. Island and archipelagos MSP experiences
        • The importance of data, information and knowledge to lead MSP – Coastal and Marine Atlases

          The importance of data, information and knowledge to lead MSP – Coastal and Marine Atlases

          a. Past experiences

          b.Towards an African Coastal and Marine Atlas

          c. Information and knowledge to lead MSP – Clearing House Mechanisms:

          -      Options of producing and sharing marine and maritime data (examples of the Nairobi Convention Clearing House Mechanism and the African Coastal and Marine Atlas)

          • Stakeholder involvement in MSP process: Participation, collaboration, cooperation and coordination

            (Kamdoum/Pascal)

            Stakeholder involvement in MSP process: Participation, collaboration, cooperation and coordination (The key to success):

            1. How to organize a public participation process to support MSP processes
            2. Defining principles, goals and objectives
            3. Specifying boundaries and time frames
            4. Regional experiences
            • Sectoral needs in MSP

              (Kamdoum/Pascal)

              Sectoral needs in MSP

              • Fisheries and aquaculture
              • Maritime transportation
              • Tourism
              • Ocean Science and Research
              • Ocean Science & Research
              • Oil and Gas
              • Discussions on knowledge of existing condition is support of MSP

                (Pascal/Kamdoum)

                Discussions on knowledge of existing condition is support of MSP:

                1. Multiuse of the marine space
                2. Identification of biological ecological areas (e.g. EBSA).
                3. Identification of existing areas of human activities
                4. Identification of spatial conflicts and compatibilities
                5. Cumulative impact mapping
                6. Ocean Health Index
                • Regional Transboundary/Transborder MSP: Challenges and Opportunities

                  (Jared/Mika)

                  Regional Transboundary/Transborder MSP: Challenges and Opportunities

                  • Field Trip

                    Provide description, objectives, case study? will there be a field trip report??? [could be individual or by groups]

                    • Topic 10

                      (Harrison/Jared)

                      Data, information and decision support tools (Harrison Onganda and Noah Ngisiange)

                      Local capacity development needs and what country representatives could offer to collaborate in a potential project self-funded.

                      • Group Work: MSP pre-planning

                        (Kamdoum/Pascal)

                        Group Work: MSP pre-planning

                        • Forming team and developing work plan
                        • Defining principles, goals and objectives
                        • Specifying boundaries and time frames
                        • Group Work: Existing conditions in support of MSP process

                          Kamdoum/Pascal)

                          Group Work: Existing conditions in support of MSP process

                          • Group Work: The Spatial management plan

                            Pascal/ Kamdoum

                            Group Work: The Spatial management plan

                            • Group reports and recommendations

                               Pascal/ Kamdoum

                              Group reports and recommendations

                              • Closing Session

                                (Mika/Harrison)

                                • Course wrap up
                                • Distribution of Certificates
                                • Feedback Survey

                                Please complete the feedback survey on your opinions on the course.The survey seeks to find out about your views of the course and will provide feedback to OTGA and KMFRI on ways to improve the learning process, administration, facilities and logistic arrangements. Your views are important for continual improvement. The survey is anonymous.

                                Link to the online feedback survey