WOC, The Nautical Institute Launch Guide to MSP for …

first_imgzoom The World Ocean Council (WOC) and The Nautical Institute (NI) have jointly produced a guide to assist maritime professionals to better understand and engage in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). The  guidance will also help MSP proponents understand shipping industry requirements in relation to management of ocean areas.With this guidance document, “The Shipping Industry and Marine Spatial Planning: A Professional Approach”, WOC and the NI are working to ensure that maritime professionals can readily become  more informed and involved in MSP, particularly at the local level. The guide provides an introduction to MSP and an overview of key shipping-related issues to need to be considered as MSP moves  forward in various parts of the world.David Patraiko, Director of Projects at the NI, said: “As more and more stakeholders seek to make use of the marine environment, it is vital that professionals from all disciplines within the maritime  community play a role in ensuring users of the ocean act in a coordinated and informed way. Re-routing a shipping lane may seem like an obvious solution in accommodating a new offshore wind farm,  for example, but if it increases the risk of a collision or grounding then this needs to be factored into the decision making process.”Leslie-Ann McGee, WOC Programs Director, explained: “Proactive, constructive and coordinated participation in MSP by an informed ocean business community is critical. The shipping industry and  maritime professionals must be at the heart of this process. The new guide from WOC and the NI will assist maritime professionals with developing the knowledge base for leadership in ocean planning.”The jointly produced guide identifies each of the main steps involved in a typical MSP process and highlights how the shipping community might participate and offer its expertise. It also contains a  number of case studies and annexes, providing useful information on issues such as risk assessment and space needed for maneuvering and collision avoidance.“The Shipping Industry and Marine Spatial Planning: A Professional Approach” is being launched by Patraiko and Holthus at an MSP seminar hosted by the Nautical Institute’s Hong Kong branch on 8 November 2013.WOC, November 13, 2013; Image: iStocklast_img read more

EU Brexit representative trolls Theresa May on Twitter over her use of

first_imgOh my… Verhofstadt trolling the PM… #StrongAndStable lol— Max (@MaxyPi) May 1, 2017 Radio Derby to PM: Do you know what a mugwump is?PM: What I recognise is that what we need in this country is strong and stable leadership— Ross Hawkins (@rosschawkins) April 27, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Strong & stable”… top trolling https://t.co/NXV3FlVr21— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) May 2, 2017 Guy Verhofstadt MEP, the EU’s lead on Brexit, has appeared to troll Theresa May on Twitter.Mrs May has been very on-message during the General Election campaign, answering almost any question put to her with “what Britain needs is a strong and stable leadership”.While this is a good way to ensure the public hears your message, journalists and politicians who have had to hear this response day in, day out have mocked it online.center_img This is top trolling from Verhofstadt. Appears EU leaders have better understanding of May’s domestic context than vice versa #Brexit https://t.co/23u8Xkyh0d— Scott Lavery (@ScottLavery1) May 1, 2017 This comes after Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, leaked details of a disastrous dinner with the Prime Minister.He said he left it “ten times more sceptical” than he was before, and reportedly called Angela Merkel afterwards to label our Prime Minister “deluded” and “on another galaxy”.  Guy Verhofstadt has seemed to take notice of this, tweeting: “Any #Brexit deal requires a strong & stable understanding of the complex issues involved. The clock is ticking – it’s time to get real.”Many have said he has trolled Theresa May by adopting her phrase:last_img read more