What is Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and how can it be used to help inform decisions about the sustainable utilisation of Irelands marine resources

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Description:Ireland has developed an integrated plan known as Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth which establishes ambitious targets to double the value of its ocean wealth to 2.5% of GDP by 2030. Ireland’s ocean is a national asset, supporting a diverse economy, with the potential to tap into the global marine market for: • seafood, • tourism, • energy, and • new applications for health, medicine and technology. In parallel, its marine resource gives it many non-commercial benefits; for example, amenity, biodiversity and the mild climate. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is a process that brings together multiple users of the ocean – including energy, industry, government, conservation and recreation – to make informed and coordinated decisions about how to use marine resources sustainably. The MSP process aims to balance different user demands for the sea including the need to protect the marine environment, and to plan when and where human activities take place at sea in an efficient and sustainable manner.

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