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The geographical areas covered by this call include the Atlantic, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.

The aim of the programme is to develop an innovative, knowledge and research based, sustainable and inclusive 2 Seas area, where natural resources are protected and the green economy promoted.

DEEP BLUE will promote collaboration between marine and maritime education, research, and training centres to strengthen relevant skills and increase capacity building for blue career development in the Western Mediterranean Region.

PERICLES promotes sustainable, participatory governance of cultural heritage in European coastal and maritime regions.

European Union - Ocean Conference 

In the framework of the Ocean Conference 2019 held in Olso, organised by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a new tool the "Ocean Tracker" was developed. It consists of a dynamic map that provides a visual representation of commitments und

The UNITED project aims to prove that the co-existence of different activities in the same marine space is a feasible option (from an economic, social and environmental perspectives) for European maritime industry and local ecosystems.

International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a conservation tool designed to adequately manage and protect marine resources threatened by human activity, by addressing both biological and socioeconomic needs.


This study, conducted within the SEANSE project, is a test of the CEAF modelling tool (Common Environmental Assessment Framework) to quantitatively assess cumulative impacts of piling for offshore wind farm construction on the harbour porpoise pop


This study, conducted within the SEANSE project, is a test of the CEAF modelling tool (Common Environmental Assessment Framework) that reports calculations on the cumulative collision and mortality displacement incidence of four seabird species (R

Marine Management Organisation (UK)

This study results from a programme of work with stakeholders with interests in England's eleven marine plan areas to gain insights into experiences, attitudes and behaviour toward engagement with the marine planning process.


This study, conducted within the SEANSE project, provides an overview of the similarities and differences between North Sea countries regarding current SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) and EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) contents wit

Landscape and Urban Planning Journal - Vol. 196, 2020.  

This research note explores opportunities for spatial planning to enhance the consideration of biodiversity and ecosystem services (ES) in Europe and Central Asia. It refers to and is built on the regional assessment of the Intergovernmental Scien