RI Ocean SAMP Practitioner’s Guide is here



Ocean SAMP: Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan

Fresh off the presses is the CRC/RI Sea Grant’s latest publication, A Practitioner’s Guide to Managing Ocean Resources Through Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning.

This new guide describes Rhode Island’s experience in developing the Ocean Special Area Management Plan, a national model for planning how ocean resources should be used and shared to ensure economic and environmental viability of coastal communities for years to come.

The document examines the Ocean SAMP planning process and presents some of the strategies that were applied to achieve its goals — key of which is sharing our lessons learned with others and helping them to create their own marine spatial planning efforts. You can read the guide here.