After finishing the ICZM studies at a national level, a number of management plans were provided along with the maps showing the suitability of the coastal areas for different uses. The outcome of the ICZM studies at the national level, was ratified by the higher council of architecture and urban planning and then issued to the authorities accordingly to be implemented in the coastal provinces of Iran. The approved ICZM plans have to be implemented in each of the coastal provinces under the supervision of a council consisted of the representatives of the governmental and non-governmental bodies that are related to coastal issues.
At the same time, the national ICZM studies were scrutinized at a provincial level by defining the ICZM study projects at a provincial level starting with Hormozgan province.
The procedure of the ICZM studies at a provincial level is described in other parts of this website.