Marine spatial planning builds on past ocean management experiences, including the development of integrated management plans. It is an important way for Indigenous groups and communities to be more involved in the management of Canada’s oceans. It is also an opportunity to ensure that the marine data and knowledge of community members and technicians are used to inform decision-making.
A discussion paper has been prepared to help Indigenous groups and communities to understand and assess their technical capacity to meaningfully participate in marine spatial planning. The questions posed in this paper will be discussed during workshops hosted by the Institute in Spring 2019.
Infographics and other useful information
- Discussion Paper: Assessing Indigenous Technical Capacity to Participate in Marine Spatial Planning
- Infographic: Marine Spatial Planning process
- Infographic: Technical Roles, Tools, and Training
- Video: Marine Spatial Planning
Other Oceans Management Activities