Practices

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508 MSP Practices

Plan4Blue

The Blue economy concept and the Blue Growth agenda as a set of strategic objectives, offer principles and guidance to identify blue economy potential for the cross-border Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) processes.

SIMCelt

This case study was developed as part of the SIMCelt project to complement three other case studies which explored how transboundary interaction is approached in the Celtic Seas.

https://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/170062_en.html

The scanner is the outcome of the 3Dunderworld project. It is an innovative hardware and software solution for the rapid scanning and 3D reconstruction of objects, which can help to the mapping of underwater cultural sites.

BONUS BALTSPACE

The study identifies and describes a number of tools and approaches used in MSP in order to address multi-level, policy and sector, stakeholder and knowledge integration.  

GAUFRE

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”.

Belgium - MSP

These brochures summarize the marine spatial plan for the Belgian Part of the North Sea.

Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 152 (2018), 135-144

The methodology described in the paper published in 2018 in Ocean & Coastal Management allows for the estimation of the monetary value of marine space related to various maritime activities occurring in a specific area.

Baltic LINes

This guide, develop under the framework of the Baltic LINes project, presents a step-wise approach summarizing the considerations taken when assessing, deciding on and designating the suitable areas for offshore wind energy and grid development.

Baltic LINes

The shipping sector is one of the most prominent activities within any given maritime space so it is one the first sectors that is considered when drafting a maritime spatial plan.

BONUS BALTSPACE

This practices demonstrates how the sustainability of the MSP governance process can be evaluated.

Frontiers in Marine Science

This study developed a Disturbance Vulnerability Index (DVI) for 26 seabird species for disturbance from ship traffic in the German Baltic and North Seas.

C-SCOPE

A range of reports on stakeholder engagement activities, including reports on the annual coastal forum for Belgium; For Dorset a web-based interactive tool was developed, called "iCoast".