The European Commission has published a study on the Blue Growth potential of the Outermost Regions (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Martin, Madeira, the Azores and Canary Islands).

The Our Ocean conference realised a total of nearly 300 commitments, from which 100 came from the private sector. The 36 commitments from the EU pledge 550 million euros.

BalticLINes published a report on data needs and availability for MSP.

An updated version of the Country Information Profile has been published for Portugal, including new contact information for relevant authorities in the Portuguese autonomous regions.

The Multi-Use in European Seas (MUSES) project has reached the halfway stage and is looking for input for the newly published interim report.

Check out the latest newsletter and stay up-to-date about the latest outputs from the MSP4BG conference, the roundtable on socio-economic aspects of MSP, the SIMCELT and MUSES projects, as well as funding opportunities, country updates & much

The European Marine Observation and Data Network has launched their new website, which will include a complete set of use cases.

The 'Because the Ocean' workshop at the UNFCC CoP23 was organised to follow-up on the CoP21 and CoP22 conference, where over 20 parties acknowledged that while the ocean plays a central role in regulating the climate system, it is also a major rec

In Cyprus, the national MSP Bill (Law 114(I) of 2017) was approved on 29 September. The Bill clearly defines the responsibilities and the role of the various institutions in MSP:

The MSP Research Network is an informal grouping of scientists, policy-makers and practitioners who wish to contribute to the development of marine spatial planning through academic-based research. Currently a call is open for research news items to be included in a bi-annual newsletter.

Many new items have been added to the EU MSP Platform website in the month of October, take a look below!

The programme has been published for the SimCelt Final Conference.