For more than a decade, marine spatial planning has been used around the world to advance objectives for conservation, economic development, and ecosystem-based management.
The interactions between land and sea are fundamental to human wellbeing.
Marine spatial planning (MSP) has been lauded as a remedy to unsuitable marine management. There is, however, growing MSP research illustrating that it is failing to foster paradigm shifts towards sustainable governance.
Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning
Marine spatial planning (MSP) has become the most adopted approach for sustainable marine governance.
Irish Geography, 52(2), 213-233.
The study shows how the same border may have different qualities across an institutional context following Brexit.
Macaronesian Maritime Spatial Planning - MarSP
The document describes the stakeholder engagement strategy for maritime spatial planning in the Macaronesia.
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
This document describes the results of the testing and proposing the operational measures for SSF governance and management in any MPAs located in the northern shore of the Mediterranean region.
United Nations Environment Programme – Mediterranean Action Plan (UN Environment/MAP)
The Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC) is one the six Regional Activity Centres of the Mediterranean Action Plan (UN Environment/MAP).
This practice outlines the results of a report which was written as part of the SIMCelt project.
CPMR – IMC Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions – Intermediterranean Commission
The Working Group on Transport and Integrated Maritime Policy was created by the Intermediterranean Commission (IMC) of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) to support Mediterranean regional authorities’ efforts to improve the impl
The purpose of the Initiative is to foster sustainable blue growth and jobs, improve safety and security and preserve ecosystems and biodiversity in the western Mediterranean region.