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Ocean Planning

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Strategic management of ocean spaces to balance and optimize various uses and activities; focus on sustainable development, conservation of marine ecosystems, and efficient allocation of resources by considering fisheries, shipping, energy, tourism, and conservation efforts. Ocean Planning services may involve:

Marine Debris Reduction Planning - development and implementation of strategies and actions aimed at minimizing and preventing the accumulation of waste and litter in marine environments.

Technical Assistance for Working Waterfronts  - supporting your community's working waterfronts to achieve long-term viability and health.

Spatial Planning (GIS) - analysis and creation of visual models (utilizing maps and spatial data) to understand the relationships between different elements in a given community; this can include elements such as zoning regulations, environmental factors, transportation networks, and population distribution, etc. and aids in effective decision-making and communication of spatial strategies.

Review & Update of Existing Policies/Plans - evaluation and revision of current sets of policies and plans that govern a specific locality or municipality; a systematic examination of existing regulations, guidelines, and strategic plans to ensure they remain relevant, effective, and aligned with evolving needs and circumstances of your community.

Aerial Drone Photography - a versatile and cost-effective means of obtaining aerial perspectives, allowing high-quality images or footage to be captured from elevated vantage points.

Coordination with Regulatory Agencies - fostering effective communication and coordination between an organization, business, locality, or community and the respective governmental regulatory bodies; this coordination is essential for ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and standards that govern specific state and federally funded projects and initiatives.

 

Academic Collaborations - connecting communities with educational institutions and academic research institutions to foster resource sharing, promote workforce development, establish mentorship programs and local internships, provide research and innovation, and engage schools in community service projects.

Biodiversity Conservation - identifying strategies crucial for maintaining and enhancing the health and resilience of ecosystems, ensuring the continued existence of a wide range of plants, animals, and microorganisms.

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