This guidance was developed to formulate a customized MSP monitoring framework for the Eastern Mediterranean.
Please note that as of 30 June 2019, the EU MSP Platform website is no longer being updated with new information.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.
UNESCO-IOC Marine Spatial Planning Programme
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO developed a ten-step guide defining the scope and the nature of marine spatial planning. MSP can be a key component to an ecosystem-based management of marine areas and marine resources.
Depending on the country, maritime spatial planners operate in different contexts and follow different objectives. Therefore, an evaluation framework for MSP has to be flexible, so that it can be adapted to different contexts.
Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) for Blue Growth Technical Study
The Handbook presents a step-by-step approach to developing MSP indicators.
The AquaSpace tool was developed within the EU Horizon 2020 project AquaSpace in order to achieve an effective implementation of MSP for aquaculture by adopting an Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture (EAA).
Project “Defining the methodological framework for marine spatial planning in Bokakotorska Bay (Montenegro)”
Bokakotorska Bay is one of the most vulnerable zones of the Montenegrin marine area. Its coastal and marine area is affected by strong human pressure.
One of the main aims of the MARMONI project was to develop a new set of marine biodiversity indicators and elaborate new monitoring concept for assessment of the status of marine biodiversity.
To follow trends and changes on status of the marine biodiversity and to monitor progress towards achieving the policy targets it is necessary to carry out regular assessment using specially designed schemes and tools where indicators form the cor
There exists a need and possibility for further improvement of the national marine monitoring programmes and approaches for assessing marine biodiversity.
The MARMONI project included research on developing idicators for the assessment of the state of marine biodiversity, which is a very new and developing topic in the first decade of the 21st century in the Baltic Sea Region.
Shape pilot project implemented in Puglia Region focused on assessment of the environmental features and problems affecting the marine and coastal zone of the MPA of Torre Guaceto.
This set of practical information presents GIS tools for elineation of marine and coastal biophysical properties and for identifying specific ecosystem components.