South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) and Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

Marine Spatial Planning – Phase II

Following the successful completion of the Darwin-Plus funded Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) project in summer 2016, there was a desire to maintain the momentum this project generated, as well as utilise some of the tools and datasets developed.  Falkland Islands Government (FIG) directed SAERI to undertake this second phase of the project (MSP Phase II) on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Fisheries.

 

Looking down over the Temporary Dock Facility (TDF) in Stanley Harbour and in the distance, Port William © Neil Golding, 2017

Looking down over the Temporary Dock Facility (TDF) in Stanley Harbour and in the distance, Port William © Neil Golding, 2017

Scope of work:

MSP Phase II is composed of four key work packages:

  1. Assessment of Fishing Closure Areas as Sites for marine management in the Falkland Islands (AFCAS);
  2. A review to understand the current legislative gaps for implemention of MSP;
  3. Draft a long-term strategy for the future of MSP in the Falkland Islands;
  4. Stakeholder engagement and maintenance of MSP tools (GIS database, webGIS and webpage).

The project is scheduled to finish in July 2017.

The project is overseen by a dedicated Marine Spatial Planning Project Steering Committee (Terms of Reference available here) who meet at regular intervals.  There is also a revised Marine Spatial Planning Stakeholder Group (Terms of Reference available here).  You can follow this link to go to the download page where you can find documents for planned and past MSP Steering Committee meetings and MSP Stakeholder Group events.

Marine Spatial Planning - Document Download Area

Visit this page to access documents from the Marine Spatial Planning Steering Committee meetings and Marine Spatial Planning Stakeholder Group events.