Rhode Island Sea Grant hosted the 11th Annual Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. from May 13-16, 2012.
The symposium featured presentations on marine spatial planning, also referred to as smart ocean planning or maritime spatial planning, from approximately 40 experts from around the world. Participants discussed the status of their country or region's spatial planning initiatives, lessons learned, successes, failures, and other information to determine best practices for ocean planning practitioners.
Presentations shared during the symposium are available on the web at http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/baird/2012_marineplanning/2012_marineplanning.html. Documentation from the 2011 Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Workshop is also available at http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/coast/msp_training_material.html.