A Seychelles Marine Spatial Planning Atlas is being developed to assist with developing the marine plan! The purpose of the MSP Atlas is to create an opportunity for users to view spatial information that is informing the zoning design and to support decisions for marine activities in Seychelles.

This first-ever Seychelles MSP Atlas will be available on this website to view individual map pages and data descriptions. The data in the Atlas pertains to the planning themes in the Seychelles MSP: marine biodiversity, fisheries, marine infrastructure, shipping and transportation, non-renewable resources, renewable energy, and tourism and recreation. Only data that are publicly available and/or where the MSP Initiative has permission to display will be shown. The atlas map pages will be accompanied by data descriptions and other pertinent information on a facing page to describe the maps. Key references and data sources will be provided so that readers can find more information, well as key facts to assist with interpretation of the data shown on each map. The digital version of the MSP Atlas map is designed to be flexible and adaptable so that it can be updated as new information and data becomes available.

The Seychelles MSP Atlas is in development and should be finished in 2017. ┬áTo assist with stakeholder engagement, temporary “mini-atlases” have been printed and distributed to the stakeholder committees.

For more information or if you have questions, please use the Contact form. Please let us know if you want to be contacted when the MSP Atlas is available online.

International shipping, including areas of high intensity (top 30% of AIS). Source: Halpern et al. 2008.