Marine Spatial Planning
The marine spatial planning section at the NAFC Marine Centre UHI undertakes a range of research, consultancy and policy work. Marine spatial planning (MSP) is increasingly being recognised as an important tool in the sustainable management of the marine environment, maximising commercial and community benefits whilst protecting the habitats and species on which they depend.
Marine spatial planning requires a multi-disciplinary approach and the expertise within the team range from seabed mapping, GIS mapping, invasive species monitoring to policy development. The team works with government and industry to deliver a range of projects and services.