Marine Spatial Planning

Marine Atlas Consultants have unique experience of creating a marine spatial plan and seeing the benefits the process can bring to stakeholders and communities, firsthand. Since developing one of the first plans in the world (Shetland), Lorraine has continued working for government at local, national and european levels on the theme of marine spatial planning (MSP) and for academia. Experience includes:

Shetland Islands Marine Plan

Zoning offshore wave, wind and cable infrastructure for Local Government

Mapping Cumulative Impacts for Local Government

Zoning Aquaculture for the English Government and European Commission

MSP in Iceland and Ireland – mentoring Masters theses at the University of Westfjords, Iceland

Annual Fellowship evaluations for modelling spatial allocations – Marine Institute, Galway, Ireland