TPEA good practice guide: lessons for cross-border MSP from transboundary planning in the European Atlantic

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Almodovar, Margarida
de Armas, Demetrio
Lopes Alves, Fatima
Bentes, Luis
Fonseca, Catarina
Galofré, Jordi
Gee, Kira
Gómez-Ballesteros, Maríia
Gonçalves, Jorge
Henriques, Guida
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University of Liverpool
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This Good Practice Guide is the outcome of a project co-funded by the European Commission (DG Mare) called Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic (TPEA), which ran from December 2012 to May 2014. The aim of the project was to demonstrate approaches to transboundary maritime spatial planning (MSP) in the European Atlantic region. This is one of a series of projects exploring the opportunities and challenges of carrying out cross-border MSP in Europe’s regional seas, making connections with integrated coastal management (ICM). TPEA focused on two pilot areas: one involving Portugal and Spain and the other Ireland and the United Kingdom. Despite distinct identities in the region relating to different traditions of planning and stages of MSP implementation, TPEA worked towards a commonly-agreed approach to transboundary MSP and developed principles of cross-border working which it is hoped will be of wider benefit. This guide presents these principles, illustrated with examples from the TPEA project.
MSP , Transboundary marine management , Stakeholder Participation , Marine Planning , Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic (TPEA) , Maritime spatial planning
Jay, S. and Gee, K. (eds.) (2014) TPEA Good Practice Guide: Lessons for Cross-border MSP from Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. ISBN 978-0-9930146-0-4
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