SIMWESTMED - Relationship between LSI and ICZM (R5)
- 1. THETIS
- 2. PAP/RAC
- 3. CNR-ISMAR
- 4. IEO
- 5. IUAV
- 6. MATTM
- 7. PA MALTA
- 8. Shom
Component: C 1.3 Support for Member States' implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning
Sub‐component: C 1.3.1 Develop and propose a conceptual methodology for transboundary MSP in the Western MED, with operational details on selected aspects
C 188.8.131.52 Relationship between LSI and ICZM
This document aims to provide a methodological guideline for LSI analysis within MSP, also exploring how such analysis can be embedded in the wider ICZM context. In this perspective, this document intends to support MSP planners with a possible operative framework for the LSI analysis, identifying specific actions to be carried out in close connections with the maritime spatial planning process. Finally, with specific regard to addressing the MSP Directive requirements, the ultimate scope of this document is to provide some guidance on how to (re)organize topics, information and effort, including those eventually already available from formal or informal processes (e.g. ICZM).
In addition to this introduction, the document includes other 5 chapters. Based on the analysis of the available literature, chapter 2 provides the description of some key concepts for LSI analysis, including its definition (section 2.1), different possible categorization of LSI typologies (section 2.2), and criteria that might delimitate the area of LSI analysis (section 2.3). Chapter 3 illustrates examples of LSI definitions included in the national legislation and of interactions considered particularly relevant in the countries participating to the SIMWESTMED project. Chapter 4 reflects on the step-by-step methodological guideline to perform LSI analysis within the MSP process, as proposed within SUPREME project. Links between LSI and MSP are in detail explored in chapter 5, which also discusses how outcome of the LSI analysis can be transferred in the ICZM context, referring in particular to the ICZM Protocol, as well as in other planning processes. Finally, chapter 6 provides some reflections on LSI analysis coming from the pilot cases implemented by SIMWESTMED project.