Our work is by definition adaptive, we learn from practical experience, cull ineffective approaches and apply the most promising tools, methods and approaches to working going forward.
Whenever possible, MOP staff and Partners share our work (formally and informally) so that others can learn from our pitfalls, build upon our successes, and hopefully be better prepared to meet their own particular challenges.
Role in Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Sharing best practices through conference participation is essential to advance the science and practice of CMSP.
Challenges & Applications
Effective and thoughtful dissemination / sharing of lessons, products and processes demands considerable staff capacity.
Others engaged in CMSP can save time, effort and resources as they learn of the successes and challenges from the MA ocean planning experience and adapt those lessons for their specific needs/locale(s).