Marine Spatial Planning Marine Spatial Planning

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Marine Spatial Planning Marine Spatial Planning

Water TypesType 1 Type 6• Included in this category are one ormore of the following: (1) waterareas that are within or adjacent tothe boundaries of designatedwildlife refuges and conservationareas, (2) water areas that haveretained natural habitat or maintainscenic values of unique or unusualsignificance, and (3) water areas thatare particularly unsuitable forstructures due to their exposure tosevere wave action, flooding, anderosion• These water areas are extensivelyaltered in order to accommodatecommercial and industrial water‐dependent and water‐enhanced enhancedactivities. They include all orportions of the following areas:• (1) () Port of Providence• (2) Tiverton shipping area• (3) Quonset Point and Davisville• (4) Coddington Cove• (5) Melville• (6) Galilee and Jerusalem• (7) Westerly waterfront


Type 6 PoliciesHighest priority uses of Type 6 waters and adjacent lands underCouncil jurisdiction are: (a) berthing, loading and unloading, andservicing of commercial vessels; (b) construction and maintenance ofport facilities, navigation channels, and berths; and (c) construction andmaintenance of facilities required for the support of commercialshipping and fishing activities.The Council shall prohibit activities that substantially detract from orinterfere with these priority uses.


Marine Spatial Planning


Climate ChangeThree ChoicesAdapt, Mitigate, Suffer


Why Offshore Wind?28 coastal states t use 78% of the electricity it in UCoastal load centers are transmission constrained andcannot be easily served by land-based wind.Wind energy goals cannot be achieved without offshorecontributionsUS Population ConcentrationU.S. Wind Resource and BathymetryGraphic Credit: Bruce Bailey AWS Truewind


SAMPs for EcosystemManagement• Describe the dynamics of marineecosystems• Understand system before puttingnew or additional uses in it• Set clear policies and standards forpermitting and federal consistency• Establish an integrated decision‐imaking process• Build an informed constituency forBuild an informed constituency forlong term stewardship


Ocean SAMP Document• Ecology of the Area• Cultural and Historical Resources• Fisheries Resources• Recreation and Tourism• Marine Transportation• Marine Infrastructuret• Offshore Development Renewable Energy• Future Uses• Climate Change


4 Federal Approvals For Plan• NOAA APROVAL OF AS A STATE PLANADMENDMENT• NOAA APROVAL FOR GLD FOR FEDERALCONSISTENCY• FERC ADOPTION FOR RENEWABLE PERMITTING• BOEM INCLUSION INTO LEASE PROCESS AND EIS


What Are The Advantages?• Comprehensive Study At All Parameters Important InDecision By Third Party Researchers• Consideration i Of Full Panoplies Of Alternatives• Planning Study Not Site Justification• Stakeholder Process Builds Agreement On Data AndIssues• Worked With Fishing Industry And Built InProtections For The Industry That Allows Process ToMove Forward• Front Loads Process And Puts Policies In Place ThatGives Regulators Comfort


For More Information• http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/oceansamp/

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