MSP Challenge 

The MSP Challenge Simulation Platform uses game technology and role-play to support communication and learning for Marine and Maritime Spatial Planning.

Since 2011, a role-playing game, a board game and a digital interactive simulation platform have been developed under the name Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Challenge. The simulation platform combines real-life geodata and advanced game technology to enable the development of different sea basin editions (e.g. a North Sea or Baltic Sea edition). These editions have been used in workshops, conferences, education, as well as for real life stakeholder engagement. As such the MSP Challenge Simulation Platform is an engaging and ‘fun’ tool for building mutual understanding and communicating MSP, and it’s ready to host any sea basin in the world.

We apply MSP Challenge Simulation Platform in workshops and demos to help develop a global learning MSP community.


2016 - 2019


  • The Dutch, Scottish and German national governments’ MSP authorities;
  • The Dutch national DigiShape innovation platform;
  • Horizon 2020 (through the Ecosope and ILIAD projects);
  • Different schemes of the European Union: 
    • European Regional Development Fund (through the NorthSEE Interreg North Sea Region and Baltic LINes Interreg Baltic Sea Region projects); 
    • European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (through the SIMCelt and MSP-MED projects); 
    • Erasmus+ (through the SP-MSP and Knowledge Flows strategic partnership projects).

More information

Like to know more about the MSP Challenge Simulation Platform? Have a look at this video.