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MSPACE: Marine Spatial Planning Addressing Climate Effects

MCCIP is supporting the UKRI SMMR MSPACE programme by communicating how their climate models can help deliver climate resilient plans for the marine conservation, fisheries and aquaculture sectors.

The MSPACE programme is designed to drive forward implementation of climate-smart, economically viable and socially acceptable UK marine spatial planning.

MSPACE has now published its 'early warning system', a state-of-the-art modelling analysis showing where, and for how long, marine conservation, fisheries and aquaculture could be best supported across UK seas.

The main report, summary for policy makers and infographic provide different entry points for anyone with an interest in climate-smart marine spatial management. 

Two Annexes to the main report provide information on validation of modelling data sets used in the report (Annex 1) and the present Seabed Habitat Condition in the UK EEZ (Annex 2), as well as further information on  source datasets used in the analysis.

The MSPACE project is ongoing until 2025 with a web-based tool being co-developed with the policy and industry communities across UK Nations.

More details of the project can be found here.