Marine Spatial Planning

From our friends at Rhode Island Sea Grant an excellent video highlighting the important work of marine spatial planning for our oceans and coastal waters.

In Rhode Island and beyond, coastal communities are working on plans to manage the ocean’s resources to generate new industries, support job creation, and provide food and services to an ever-increasing population. The film is the first in a series that explores this effort with ocean practitioners from around the world and provides an overview of economic issues related to ocean planning, with three additional films scheduled to be released throughout the fall, focusing on offshore renewable energy, fisheries, and the environment. To learn more about this topic check out the New England Ocean Action Network.