Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Regional Stakeholder Engagement Tracking Website

Stakeholder Engagement in Marine Planning – Resources and Information Website

Welcome to the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution’s Stakeholder Engagement website for the Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) process initiated as part of the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes. This website is a repository of resources, best practices, and information for stakeholder engagement activities related to marine planning in the United States. This includes information and materials about marine planning in active CMSP regions, as well as stakeholder engagement resources for stakeholders, members of the regional planning bodies, and others interested in the national CMSP process. The website is updated periodically with links to information about regional stakeholder engagement processes. If you have questions or comments about the information posted or if you are a representative of an active CMSP region and want to update resource information or links to this website, please contact the U.S. Institute at cmsp@ecr.gov.

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In July 2010, President Obama issued an Executive Order that established a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes (National Ocean Policy). The Order adopted the Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, and among nine priority objectives, called for nationwide implementation of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP). The policy also instituted the National Ocean Council to coordinate and provide guidance on efforts for all priority objectives.

The Udall Foundation’s U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (U.S. Institute) received funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support stakeholder involvement in Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning in coordination with the National Ocean Council's implementation of the Ocean Policy Task Force recommendations. As part of that effort, the U.S. Institute provides information and guidance about best practices for stakeholder engagement across all active regions designated in the National Ocean Policy.






For comments or questions about CMSP Stakeholder Engagement Tracking, please contact: Lauren Nutter.

This page was last updated 10/26/2016.