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Mission statement

OCZMA serves local elected officials on the Oregon Coast.  OCZMA is a clearinghouse of objective information on issues relating to the Oregon Coast—this information is then shared with the state and federal government.  OCZMA conducts studies on the Oregon Coast's economy and carries out applied research to improve the standard of living in the region.  Through our extensive network of local government officials and many other partners, OCZMA gives voice to the concerns and needs of coastal residents.


Draft Origins of Coastal Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP), Onno Husing, Director, OCZMA (September 19, 2011)

This draft document provides an insider's account of how the concept of "ocean zoning" or "ocean planning"—coastal marine spatial planning (CMSP)—took root in the State of Oregon.  This story is directed at two distinct audiences.  Oregonians are the first audience, and a national audience is a second audience. 

In Oregon, we believe CMSP will meet our needs.  Oregonians want to protect the marine environment, preserve existing ocean uses/users, and explore the enormous potential of tapping the ocean for renewable energy.  Even though we have not completed our planning process in Oregon, we can say with increasing confidence ocean planning represents a much better way of doing business.

A copy of the Draft Origins of Coastal Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) dated September 19, 2011 can be downloaded below under Printable Reports.

The photo above was taken at the September 16, 2011 Oregon Ocean Plan & Local Govenment Issues Meeting held in Newport, Oregon at the City of Newport Council Chambers. 

Printable Reports

Draft Origins of Coastal Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP), September 19, 2011


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