Marine Spatial Planning in a Nutshell

Marine Spatial Planning is spreading across the globe as a new way to achieve sustainable development of the world’s seas and oceans. — But what does Marine Spatial Planning actually mean? How does it work?

This five-minute film explains the principle in simple terms and in a dynamic way. It is suitable for everyone, from local communities to planners and policymakers alike.

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This film has been financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety through its International Climate Initiative. It has been jointly produced by the global Blue Solutions Initiative and the MARISMA project in the Benguela Current region.


For more information please contact Gunnar Finke ( or Jan Kleine Büning (