Coastal and marine planning in the Westfjords, Iceland

A public online meeting encouraging citizen engagement on the process of the coastal and marine planning

Coastal and marine planning in the Westfjords, Iceland

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Today we bring you news from the Sustainable Resilient Coasts (COAST), a Future Earth Coasts affiliated project seeking to establish the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) region as a demonstration of how to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the coast.

Maria Wilke, a PhD student at Landbúnaðarháskóli Íslands (Iceland), who works on community engagement in marine spatial planning, will conduct a public online meeting on the process of the coastal and marine planning in the Westfjords. The session will have the following structure: Welcome & introduction, Background to the research project, Marine Spatial Planning, Public Participation, Status of coastal planning in the Westfjords, and Questions & discussion.

The meeting will be held on zoom on Wednesday, 5th May, 4-6pm (UTC). The presentation part of the meeting will be recorded and streamed on the facebook event page. Click here for the direct zoom link for registration.

If you would like to know more about this remote area of Iceland, take a look at this video created by the COAST project.