A Workshop to Learn Ocean Planning Tools and Techniques - May 23-25, 2011
University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Campus Narragansett, Rhode Island

Registration For This Event is Closed - if you are interested in future trainings, please contact Jennifer McCann at

June 5, 2011. Providence Business News: SAMP draws planners to Rhode Island
May 29, 2011. Providence Journal: R.I.'s offshore-wind mapping is held up as model
May 28, 2011. The Narragansett Times: URI, CRMC hold local workshop on marine planning
May 23, 2011. Press Release: Rhode Island lessons in ocean planning front and center at a URI/CRC/RISG workshop "Ocean SAMP Story" is a model at the training initiative

CMSP Workshop photo album

Step 1: Taking Stock
Ocean SAMP Proposal
Preliminary Research List
Organization Chart
Ocean SAMP Team Roles and Responsibilities
Financial Reporting
Ocean SAMP Year One Report

Step 2: Organizing the Process through Pre-Planning
Research Questions

Releasing Information for Researchers
Public Review Process for the Ocean SAMP
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Letter
Stakeholder Process Report by Ken Payne
Renewable Energy Chapter Technical Advisory Committee
Enabling Conditions

Step 3: Defining and Communicating Existing Conditions
Ocean SAMP Stakeholder Group Press Release
Announcement of Developer Press Release by Governor
Communications Strategy
Communications Visual
Public Information/Communications Words to Live By

Step 4: Developing Policies Transparently
Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation Letter to Governor
Ocean SAMP Chapter Timeline for Review Process
Commercial and Recreational Fisheries – Comments & Responses
Application of Technology Development Index
Guide to the Cape Wind EIS: Excerpts of Interest to Fishermen
Commercial Fisheries Issues and Opportunities
Fisheries Process and Timeline (Revised 2/24/2010)

Step 5: Submitting for Adoption
T he Ocean SAMP Adoption Process
Example of Formal Memo for Proposed Changes

Step 6: Moving Forward with Implementation
Map of Rhode Island and Massachusetts Area of Mutual Interest
State Jurisdiction and Federal Waters
Policies of the Ocean SAMP
MOU between Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Workshop Packet Information
Participant List
Ocean SAMP Summary Document Annex
Policy Cycle Graphic
Ocean SAMP Website
Order of Outcomes
Workshop Notes

Presenter Biographies
Dave Beutel
Christopher Damon
Robert Desista
Susan Farady
Grover Fugate
David Kaiser
Sue Kennedy
Ed LeBlanc
Jennifer McCann
Tiffany Smythe
Malcolm Spaulding
Christopher Tompsett
John Weber
Chip Young

Marine Spatial Planning (Fugate)
Developing the Stakeholder Framework (McCann)
Future Uses (Costa-Pierce)
The Rhode Island Ocean SAMP: Developing an Integrated Geospatial Framework to Support Marine Spatial Planning (Damon)
Siting of Wind Farms in RI Coastal Waters: Wind Resources and Technology Development Index (Spaulding)
A Baseline Assessment of Avian Use of Rhode Island's nearshore and Offshore (Paton)
The RI Ocean SAMP Fisheries Stakeholder Process: A Case Study in Transparent Policy Development (Smythe & Beutel)
Federal Consistency, Geographic Location Descriptions (GLDs) and Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) (Kaiser)
Implementation (Fugate)

Ocean SAMP Study Area
California CMSP
Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Coastal Zone Counties Maryland
New Jersey & New York Clean Ocean Zone
The Great Lakes Basin Bathymetry
Integrated Landscapes Edge of Ice Marine and Coastal
Marine Animal Observations and Habitat Models: Mid-Atlantic OCS
Pacific Ocean
Offshore Wind Power for Delaware in a Marine Spatial Planning Context
South Atlantic Bight
New Jersey
Planning Areas for CMSP Framework
Spain National-Regional Scale: Straights Subdivision

Other Resources
NOAA Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (website)
NOAA CSC Introduction to Stakeholder Participation (website)
An Atlas of Marine Spatial Planning by Juan L. Suarez-de Vivero Ed., University of Seville, Department of Human Geography (document -- LARGE file)
National Research Council (2008). Increasing Capacity for Stewardship of Oceans and Coasts: A Priority for the 21^st Century, National Academy Press. (document)
Olsen, S.B. (2003) Frameworks and Indicators for Assessing Progress in Integrated Coastal Management Initiatives. /Ocean & Coastal Management/ 46 (3-4): 347-361. (document)
Olsen, S.B.: Page, G.G. & Ochoa, E. (2009):The Analysis of Governance Responses to Ecosystem Change: A Handbook for Assembling a Baseline.LOICZ Reports & Studies No. 34. GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht, 87 pages. (document)
Best Practives for Marine Spatial Planning by The Nature Conservancy (document)
UNEP/GPA (2006). Ecosystem-based management: Markers for assessing progress. UNEP/GPA, The Hague. (document)
Best Practives for Marine Spatial Planning by The Nature Conservancy (document)