Multi-player serious game on marine spatial planning

On demand

Designed to educate stakeholders about complexities and conflicts in MSP processes, this tool, originally developed by a collaboration in the Netherlands, includes the planning and implementation of MPAs in an MSP context. The recent introduction of Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) in the MSP Platform game also allows it to account for the short- and long-term ecological impacts of MPAs. Games have been implemented for the North Sea and Firth of Clyde, and a game for the Baltic is under development. Games for the Israeli EEZ and other areas are planned, as is a game of a hypothetical area intended for teaching and free game play. Learn more about the game. Read about game usage here and here. A manuscript describing the latest developments, including the EwE integration, is in progress.