Mis à jour le 26/01/2023

Maritime Spatial Planning

Advancing Maritime Spatial Planning in Outermost Regions

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Main objectives

The MSP-OR project will enable French Guiana to:
- Move forward with knowledge;
- Provide the foundations for launching the implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) principles;
- Support the first stages of the implementation process in this OR targeting the MSP zoning for 2023 in the sea region strategic document.
The MSP-OR project will enable the Macaronesian territory (Madeira, the Azores and the Canaries Islands) to deepen its knowledge and strengthen its basis for the implementation of the MSP. Furthermore, French Guiana will be supported in the early stages of the process which will be resulted through the writing of the Sea Strategic Basin Document (DSBM) in 2023.
The project will also support the preparation of the next planning phases in the other participating regions, while consolidating integrated ocean governance amongst neighbouring countries, on the basis of the MSP.

Shom's role

In the MSP-OR project, Shom has the essential role to develop and bring its expertise on MSP relevant information related to safety of navigation and maritime surveillance for The Strategic Document of Sea Basin (DSBM) as well as the know-how to make the data interoperable with other French MSP plans in metropolitan area.


36 months - 01/09/2021 to 31/08/2024

Funding programme

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European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)




The project is coordinated by The Regional Fund of Science and Technology (FRCT) (Portugal). The consortium involves 12 partners from European Union (EU) Outermost Regions (ORs) of the Azores (Portugal), Madeira (Portugal), Canary Islands (Spain) and French Guiana (France), with the support of their Member States national authorities.

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Head of Shom's MSP team