Marine Planners of the world, Unite!

We are a group of young (or still young) researchers, practitioners and friends driven by a common passion for the ocean. We are determined to collaborate for the sustainable planning and management of our seas and coasts. We firmly believe that the governance of our ocean needs to be a priority and that local communities are at the front line of ocean conservation initiatives. We love everything that has a marine prefix!

We currently work and study in different international and national institutions around the world and many of our members are former students of Erasmus Mundus Master Course on Maritime Spatial Planning (EMMCMSP).

Our backgrounds are of the most various topics: from architecture to biology, economy, social sciences, environmental sciences, planning, communication, law, engineering, geology, oceanography and many more.

We work with passion on anything that is “salty” and this includes topics such as:

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning, Ocean Literacy, Marine Biology, Marine Conservation, Marine Protected Areas Management, Nature-based Solutions, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Ecosystem-based Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Maritime Cultural Heritage, Ocean Governance, Stakeholder Engagement, Community Relief and Engagement, Coastal Resilience, Land Sea Interactions, Climate Change Adaptation and many more topics.

Marine Planners is not only the  platform that brings together all these aspects of the love-hate relationship between the ocean and humans, but it is also the way to capitalize in all our different educational, professional and geographical backgrounds. It is where to engage with our networks of experts, practitioners and partner institutions from all around the world and, as the marine environment, its highly dynamic currents are continuously enriched by new members and institutions coming from different fields.

Through this “habitat”, our members work as a group or singularly on consultancies, participate in projects as experts, organize events and workshops, and generally raise awareness on ocean-related issues.

The next generation is here!

Our Objectives

  • Boost sustainable management of the ocean
  • Empower local communities in decision making processes
  • Raise awareness on conservation needs and measures
  • Facilitate transregional projects and initiatives
  • Disseminate best practices and innovative actions
  • Make ocean matters understandable for everyone
  • Create vocations and assure future generations of marine planners
  • Build networks of experts, practitioners and institutions