Marine Spatial Planning

Marine spatial planning (or MSP) is about working together to find ways to share – and care for – a marine space now and for future generations. Marine spatial planning is a proven methodology, used around the world.

The Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari process will be following world best practice. The best available scientific information and mātauranga Māori knowledge of the natural and physical resources of the Gulf will sit alongside SeaSketch, an online spatial planning tool. Together, these will support people to contribute to a desired vision for the Gulf, one that considers things like:

  • which activities might take place and where
  • what areas and values are important and how to safeguard them
  • options and possible compromises to meet future needs.