Maritime Spatial Planning


Human pressures on marine ecosystems significantly increased during last decades. Among the intense anthropic activities, industrial fisheries have caused the alteration of habitats, the reduction of biodiversity and the main fish stocks.

Ocean Métiss

The tool was developed within the framework of the Ocean Métiss project that aims to build a strategy and a spatial plan for the maritime development of La Réunion, in the southwest of the Indian Ocean.


This study provides an assessment of the sustainable development of fishing and aquaculture based on the Portuguese North Region case study. The paper stresses the importance of stakeholders' views in the MSP process.

Environmental Modelling and Software 132

This paper provides a presentation of SEANERGY, an open-source toolbox which aims to supplement cumulative impact assessments (CIA) by identifying synergies and conflicts between maritime uses themselves as well as between those uses and the marin


The aim of the sub-activity 1.1.2.


This memorandum is developed within the framework of the BalticRIM project that brings together those responsible for maritime cultural heritage (MCH) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) from seven countries around the Baltic Sea, including the Ru

Marine Policy, Volume 122

The relationship between the Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC (MSFD) and the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) process has been analyzed to understand which is the dominant process or where there is an overlap.

Marine Policy 123

The Atlantic Ocean assumes the status of a major ecosystem and has geopolitical importance in the context of EU and is even more strengthened by the long-term political cooperation with the Tropical Atlantic countries regarding maritime affairs.

Maritime Spatial Planning

The Mediterranean is not only complex in ecology but also socio-politically and economically.

2020 State of the Science Report, Chapter 11

Marine spatial planning (MSP) is advocated internationally as an improved approach to managing marine activities that addresses competing sectors and balances environmental, social, and economic interests.


This document is a background paper which aimed to provide recommendations for Common Parties in the context of the Regional Framework on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in the Mediterranean Sea basin.

Underwater cultural heritage (UCH) constitutes an invaluable asset, which is lately being challenged by the blue growth trend that cannot be easily reconciled with the goal of UCH preservation and promotion.