Lecce, Italy.
Let’s make a real Adri Plan

Aim of the Workshop
According to the new Directive “Establishing a Framework for Maritime Spatial Planning - MSP”, adopted in July 2015, EU coastal Member States are requested to implement maritime spatial plans by 31 March 2021.
The pilot project ADRIPLAN, Adriatic and Ionian maritime spatial planning, funded by the European Commission (DG MARE), aims to deliver a common approach to cross-border MSP in the Adriatic-Ionian Region, zooming into two focus areas, one in the Northern Adriatic and the other in Southern Adriatic - Northern Ionian.

The workshop hasthe main objective of performing a real “planning exercise”, in which the participants will build a “possible” maritime spatial planinthe Southern Adriatic and Northern Ionian Sea. Stakeholders with knowledge and expertise in different maritime sectors will identify the possible planning options and elaborate a spatial allocation (zoning)draft in a proposed area.Taking into account the peculiarities of the area, as well as the strategic needs and objectives emerged from the ADRIPLAN Initial Assessment and the previous stakeholder consultations, three themes have been selectedfor playing a pivotal role in the planning exercise:
  • Fishery
  • Aquaculture
  • Energy
Around each pivotal theme, ALL the other sectoral themes will be considered, in order to compose a comprehensive and coherent plan for ALL marine and maritime activities, including TOURISM, which represents an economic priority in all the Adriatic Ionian Region. In addition, the potential of improving present interactions between the different human uses and the protection of the marine environment (e.g. MPAs) will be a priority in the general discussion. Specific issues will be tackled during the workshop, taking into account their cross-border relevance, the local problems, the conflicts between different uses of other sectors/activities and the threats to the environment.

The hosting institution is the National Inter-University Consortium for Marine Sciences - CONISMA (Italy). The participation is free of charge and the deadline for the registration is the 28thFebruary 2015.

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March 11, 2015
The workshop will take place at Palazzo Turrisi Address: Via Marco Basseo, 1 - Lecce (Italy).

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About Us

ADRIPLAN aims to deliver a commonly-agreed approach to cross-border MSP in the Adriatic-Ionian region, considered as a whole and more specifically through two Focus Areas (Northern Adriatic Sea; Southern Adriatic / Northern Ionian Sea).