In 2017, the first Maritime Spatial Planning, Ecosystem Approach and Supporting Information Systems (MaPSIS 2017) International Conference took place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. During four days the current state of art regarding Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) was explored, including the presentation of experiences in the application of the ecosystem approach, integration with environmental planning and data management. A special issue of Ocean and Coastal Management Journal, vol.166, collected some of the key studies presented during the Conference.
From MapSIS 2017 till today, there has been a huge development in MSP, mainly in the fields of policy, implementation and research. Now that Maritime Spatial Planning processes are being developed in the European countries and fostered all around the world, we intend for MapSIS 2022 to become a meeting place to present the current state of play: what and how has been done, what have we learned in the process, and what steps remain to be further explored.
MapSIS 2022 is planned for 7th of July as a one-day event, including workshops and special sessions. We are planning special sessions, but also accepting proposals for thematic workshops, sessions and even potential communications. We are particularly interested in novel approaches for the integration of environmental and social aspects into the planning processes and allocation of the maritime sectors, land-sea interactions analysis, as well as the cumulative impact assessment approaches and innovative methodologies associated with related data management. Finally, we are interested in future monitoring programs and related indicators that will provide useful information on gaps and updates needed for the next cycle of MSP.
Please send your workshop or special session proposals by the 1st of May, 2022. You will be acknowledged within 15 days. We will provide you and participants open access and invitations to the MapSIS 2022, room, projector, coffee breaks and everything needed for the organization of the event.
The MapSIS 2022 will take place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) co-organized within the International Symposium on Marine Science (ISMS) that will run from the 6th-8th July 2022. Although participation in MapSIS 2022 is free of charge (by invitation) and the registration fee is not required, we highly encourage all participants get involved in the events ongoing within the same week and destination, and register for the International Symposium of Marine Science (ISMS).
Please submit here your proposal for the workshop/special session
Please submit here to be invited to the MapSIS 2022.