The Marine Information and Data Centre serves as a platform where interested parties, professionals and government authorities can find information.
Please note that as of 30 June 2019, the EU MSP Platform website is no longer being updated with new information. Updates are expected to resume in the near future.
These reports focus on data exchanges using Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) and INSPIRE protocols to support interoperability of data, metadata, data portals and availability of Web Services, for meeting data and information requirements
This paper presents the recommendations, which have been derived from the analyses and activities carried out during the Baltic LINes’ project implementation.
The Baltic LINes project (2016-2019) aimed to increase transnational coherence of shipping routes and energy corridors in Maritime Spatial Plans (MSP).
Allowing for real time geo-tracking and identification of equipped vessels, data provided by AIS promises to map and describe maritime activities.
The SIMCelt Data Portal is a demonstrator tool which aims to share transboundary MSP information from within the Celtic Seas region.
The draft Maritime Spatial Plan fo Polish Sea Areas, scale 1:200.000
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.
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