Valuable Lessons in Case Studies of Marine Spatial Planning

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Strengthening Coastal and Ocean Practitioner Network: Training and Tools

CRC shares lessons learned from the practice of Coastal and Ocean Planning in the United States and abroad as part of its ongoing research and capacity-building initiative to strengthen the network of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and coastal management practitioners. Three case studies document MSP experiences in Rhode Island, Washington and San Francisco:

1. The Rhode Island case focuses on implementation of the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan.
2. The
Washington State effort focuses on the ongoing development of the Washington Coast Marine Spatial Plan.
3. T
he San Francisco study is a two-case analysis of Coast Guard-led waterways management initiatives.
For access to other documents including technical reports summarizing these three case studies click here.