During the drafting of the Polish MSP it turned out that in the fishing sector, the ICES reference grid squares were too big to use for the planning. Instead, the net profit of large fishing vessels was assessed to identify the most important fishing grounds and to map the results including the routes of the fleet. This exercise took half a year and was far cheaper than the normal assessments taking several years.
The draft Maritime Spatial Plan fo Polish Sea Areas, scale 1:200.000
Maritime Spatial Planning Data Expert Sub-group of the HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working Group
The reports shows which data relevant for MSP should be shared among countries, what gaps exist as well as how the INSPIRE process can support MSP.
The EMODNnet Baltic Sea Checkpoint is a sea-basin monitoring system assessment activity aiming to support sustainable growth in the blue economy.
The SEBA method has been newly developed within the BONUS BALTSPACE project.
EMODNet Human Activities Portal provides information on the geographical position, spatial extent and attributes of a wide range of marine and maritime human activities throughout Europe.
The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a centralised gateway of marine data, products and metadata being assembled by more than 160 local, national, regional and international organisations. EMODNet Data Portals provide acc
International Journal of e-Navigation and Maritime Economy 5 (2016) 045-060
AIS data help with understanding where are important areas for navigation and fishing.
An inventory and analysis of available information on sector interests and needs was conducted per country (Estonia, Latvia, Sweden) for the Central Baltic case study in the Baltic SCOPE project.
SISQUONOR and Aquaspace
SISAQUA’s main objective is to contribute to the planning of aquaculture activities in Normandy region (France).
Mapping Fishing Activities (MFA) is the first high-resolution map of fishing intensity covering all EU waters.
UK - Wales
The portal shows the distribution of marine natural resources and how the seas are used. It will also be a means to provide feedback to the marine planning team on the information and data provided.
Netherlands - MSP
Online portal for access to data on activities in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.