The “MSP Short Sea Shipping Expedition” is a playful learning experience – a ‘table top strategy / war game’ – designed for policy-makers and strategists working in the area of ecosystem based Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), the development of sustainable Blue Growth and Short Sea Shipping (SSS).
The game is loosely based upon the ‘Marine Spatial Planning Challenge’. It has been developed by the same team, at the request of the Netherlands’ ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (I&M) for the occasion of the high level group meeting on Short Sea Shipping (Amsterdam, the Netherlands, February 15, 2016).
The game is played in the fictional marine area called the ‘Rica Sea’, represented graphically on a large table top game board (1.60 x 2.80 m), with a stylized map of the fictional area.
The game is designed to take around an hour to play with about 20 players. It requires no computers and can easily be adapted to any sea region - real or fictitious.