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.
Please note that as of 30 June 2019, the EU MSP Platform website is no longer being updated with new information.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
This report presents the outcomes of a workshop led by ICES on risk management in MSP, particularly focussing on a method called ‘Bow-Tie Analysis'.
Netherlands - MSP
The North Sea Atlas contains maps with data about the water system and the use, policy and management of the North Sea. Initially, a limited set of maps was included in the Atlas, but it is being expanded.
This book is a reflection of the spatial-analytical and design aspects of the GAUFRE report “Towards a Spatial Structure Plan for Sustainable Management of the Sea”.
ODEMM developed an approach including a series of resources that can help support decision-makers to implement operational EBM.
BLAST - Bringing Land and sea together
BLAST - Bringing Land and Sea Together (2009-2012): a regional project for better integration of information across the coastal margin in the North Sea region.
The project provides a comprehensive planning and information resource to underpin sustainable coastal management at a local level.
Formulation of plans for coastal protection and management and adaptation to climate change effects such as erosion and submersion risks.
The MESMA Central Exchange application provides a framework to evaluate and monitor the management of spatially managed marine areas. Users can explore the analysis methods on the MESMA website.
Harmonization of policies required to identify, designate and manage MPAs.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum - Wales Activity Mapping
GIS portal that aims to map outdoor activity, supporting the sustainable management of the coastal area to the maximum benefit of all potential users.
This orientation plan sets out the broad goals and objectives for the MedPAN network and it intends to build support and coordination with other related regional and local partners to assist MPAs for invasive species management.