Interactive and transparent approach in marine spatial planning

Israel's coastline

By: Michelle Portman

Organisation: Technion

Location: Israel

Published: 11 February 2016

Photo: Israel’s coastline © Israel Bardugo

Summary: The solution addresses stakeholder participation for planning and management of Israel’s marine space. An interactive web GIS platform has been developed to visualize the spatial distribution of different resource use in Israel’s marine waters to promote awareness of the marine environment. It also addresses the issues of transparency and knowledge dissemination. Stakeholders are actively involved in the planning process and accompanied by local and international scientific advisory committees.

To share the wealth of global knowledge on the  aspects of Integrated Ocean Management (IOM) with the 22 countries of the Abidjan Convention’s region, the Mami Wata project takes advantage of existing IOM solutions that have been successfully implemented already. The Blue Solutions presented here are part of and featured on the Marine and Coastal Solutions Portal on the PANORAMA platform. These solutions are being contributed by a broad range of providers from across the planet.