The Imagine Approach proposes a set of methods and tools to support the establishment of integrated coastal zone management processes. It was originally designed for use in the Mediterranean, through the engagement of relevant stakeholders.
Please note that as of 30 June 2019, the EU MSP Platform website is no longer being updated with new information.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.
When Scottish Power Renewables were considering the development of the offshore wind farm, the Argyll Array, 5km off the coast of Tiree, a number of partners came together to consider the socio-economic implications of the development; how negativ
The MSP Challenge board game is a tool which has been used in several MSP stakeholder engagement activities in recent years.
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.
The AquaSpace deliverable “Case study final reports” provides a detailed overview of the 17 case studies developed by the project to test tools and strategies for the sustainable development and spatial allocation of aquaculture in a variety of en
Developing integrative decision-making underpinned by a diverse knowledge base is seen as essential to meet marine spatial planning’s (MSP) sustainable development aspirations.
This guidance document has been created for the Baltic Sea Region, which would specifically target the impacts of offshore wind farms on biodiversity in the more Northern parts of the Baltic Sea (marine areas of Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia
The purpose of this guidance document is to promote the better integration of aquaculture, fisheries and other activities in the coastal zone by the identification and application of appropriate spatial management tools.
Sweden - National MSP
The report describes Sweden's marine resources and the demands on them, both now and in the future.
The Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment was carried out in parallel to the county plan.
ClimVar & ICZM - Integration of Climatic Variability and Change into National Strategies to Implement the Protocol on ICZM in the Mediterranean
The plan focuses on adaptation to climate change, coastal water management and spatial development.
DG Env: Best practice exchange via OURCOAST
This case in the offshore area Kriegers Flak I (EE of Germany) demonstrates how international and regional policies and legislation are implemented in a sea-planning procedure.