Current Policy Gaps

Photo: © Krasimir Delchev

Within the European Union consultation processes have been started on the EU ICZM strategy and the EU Green Book on Maritime Policy. Similar processes are under way within the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

Whereas much work has already been undertaken in preparing ICZM strategies, hardly any country has so far developed the instruments, tools and capacities enabling an effective integrated planning in maritime areas.

The benefits of modern Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for ICZM could not be fully realized so far due to uneven spread, missing capacities, differing data bases and systems and lack of information exchange mechanisms.

All PlanCoast partners have expressed a keen interest to cooperate in these three fields.