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The Ecosystem Approach and MSP Planning Tool

Marine spatial plans must use the Ecosystem Approach as the guiding principle for all policy development and implementation undertaken under the auspices of the UNEP/MAP Barcelona Convention system.

Use the Ecosystem Approach and MSP Planning Tool to:

1. Break down actions and follow application examples.

2. Complete a short self-assessment of your implementation activity.

3. Get a to do list of specific tasks and identify the barriers you’ve faced.

Use the online planning tool below or download the Microsoft Excel file to your device.

How to Use the Online Tool

Use the icons and buttons at the bottom of every section to save, reset, navigate to the next section, or finalise your assessment.

Icon Key

save – Saving your progress enables data to be held in your local browser’s storage for 25 days. Please do not clear your browser cache during this time if you wish to keep your progress. The planning tool will automatically restore your last saved edit when you return using the same browser within 25 days.

restore – Reset the tool if you wish to start again. Important: this action cannot be reversed.