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{{Definition|title=Integrated Maritime Spatial Planning|definition= Various terms have been used to refer to spatial planning in coastal areas and in the sea. The term Integrated Maritime Spatial Planning (IMSP) was first used in the 2007 EU Blue Book on Maritime Policy, where it describes a spatial planning approach which equally covers on- and offshore areas. Maritime spatial planning is considered both a tool and a requirement: A tool to help resolve conflicts of use on coasts and seas and deliver an overall integrated management approach, and a requirement for the continued sustainable development of maritime economic activities and neutral arbiter between conflicting and competing interests and activities. [1]

See also

Some definitions of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

Spatial Planning

Marine Spatial Planning - the need for a common language#Defining Marine Spatial Planning


  1. European Commission, 10 October 2007: An Integrated Maritime Policy for the European Union (“The Blue Book”) [1]