Science of the Total Environment 639 (1088-1098)

The authors developed and tested an approach to identifying priority areas for conservation that are less impacted by human activities than other areas.

Ecological Modelling 361, 2017, Pages 1-13

This practice summarizes the results of the scientific paper "Integrating natural capital assessment and marine spatial planning: A case study in the Mediterranean sea" by F. Picone, E. Buonocore, R. D’Agostaro, S. Donati, R. Chemello, P.P.

Adriplan, Ritmare, Supreme, Erasmus Mundus Master Course on MSP

Marxan software and its advanced version Marxan with Zones, developed by the University of Queensland, were implemented and applied to the Adriatic-Ionian Region (AIR) and to the subarea of the Italian Emilia Romagna Region (RER).

MARISCA - Maritime Spatial Planning for the protection and conservation of the biodiversity in the Aegean Sea

A big amount of data about the ecological and socio-economic features of the Aegean Sea was collected by the MARISCA project through a wide range of sources, in order to map the spatial distribution of vulnerable habitats and species as well as of


This set of practical information presents a regional, systematic, transparent and ecologically based approach for identifying MPAs in the Baltic Sea.