Europe and Central Asia

Achieving an ecosystem-based Approach for Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Management

Roundtable debate on the use of the ecosystem-based approach in maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management


Lunch will be provided

Date: 4 December

Location: European Parliament, Room ASP 7 F 387

Time: 12.00 - 14.00

The European Parliament will vote on the 10th of December its negotiating mandate for the Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Management (MSP-ICM) Directive.
This lunchtime roundtable will bring together actors from the European Parliament, the European Commission, wind energy representatives and stakeholders working at national level, to discuss how a holistic approach to planning of activities within the marine environment can be achieved, such as through systematically tracking and monitoring of seabirds to inform the designation of MPAs in Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and the UK as attempted in the FAME project (
The event, hosted by MEP Jill Evans (Greens), will have interventions from Jeroen Casaer (European Commission), MEP Gesine Meissner (TRAN Committee Rapporteur - ALDE), Rémi Gruet (EU Ocean Energy Association) and Alec Taylor (RSPB/BirdLife UK) and will be followed by an interactive questions and answers session.
Please confirm your attendance by e-mail: by the 26th0 of November. If you need access to the European Parliament, please send us the following details: name, family name, date of birth, nationality, passport or ID number.
For additional information on the event please email Bruna Campos, or telephone 00 32 2 280 08 30.