Preliminary Assessment Report

The San Diego Ocean Planning Partnership is a collaborative pilot project between the California State Lands Commission and the Port of San Diego. In the first phase of this pilot project – known as the Preliminary Assessment phase – the Commission and Port have committed to engaging with stakeholders and collecting feedback to better understand the ocean space offshore San Diego County. During a beginning stage of public engagement, Commission and Port staff heard from stakeholders directly about how they use the ocean space, their challenges with those uses, their previous experiences and concerns with ocean planning and similar planning processes, and suggestions on how to best manage this type of process. This feedback was used to complete the Preliminary Assessment Report.

 The Preliminary Assessment Report provides a summary of this input, as well as background on the partnership and the two partner agencies, and the approach to the Preliminary Assessment phase. It also identifies potential next steps for moving forward based on input provided and data collected.