MSP Challenge: Exploring the complexity of marine/maritime spatial planning in a multi-player simulation (game).

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)


The MSP Challenge uses game technology and role-play to support communication and learning for Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). Since 2011, a role-playing game, a board game and a digital interactive simulation platform have been developed. The MSP Challenge editions have been used in workshops, conferences, and education, as well as for real life stakeholder engagement. The digital version (simulation platform) of MSP Challenge will be released open source and for free on the website later this year. With real geodata as well as shipping, energy, and ecosystem simulations, this platform provides a sea basin (e.g., the North Sea) in which a group of users can collaboratively draw up spatial plans and evaluate their potential consequences. This webinar will provide a brief overview of MSP Challenge’s development over the years and a demonstration of the simulation platform.

Period23 Apr 2020
Event titleOpenChannels Webinars
Event typeOther


  • marine spatial planning
  • maritime spatial planning
  • simulation gaming
  • serious gaming
  • ecosystems
  • Food-web modelling
  • Ecopath with Ecosim
  • North Sea