Practices

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64 MSP Practices

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.

COEXIST 

This tool allows a (semi-)quantitative conflict analysis. It uses spread sheet programs and is based on expert judgement rather than data.

ATLAS - Understanding deep Atlantic Ecosystems 

The document provides an inventory of deep-sea ecosystem services (as well as their Blue Growth potential) in various locations of the North Atlantic.

ATLAS

The report represents a Deliverable of the ATLAS project that aims to understand the complexity of the deep-sea ecosystems.

ATLAS

ATLAS is testing a generic Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) framework1 developed by the FP7 MESMA (Monitoring and Evaluation of Spatially Managed Areas) project to assess spati

BALTSPACE

The Bow-tie approach comes from a risk assessment background.

Angel Borja, Michael Elliott, María C. Uyarra, Jacob Carstensen and Marianna Mea

This book provides a 2017 update on scientific findings regarding implementing the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), and its aim of achieving good environmental status in all European seas by 2020.

Celtic Seas Partnership 

This study explores future growth scenarios in the Celtic Seas and the resulting impacts on environmental, social and economic conditions.

MESH

The MESH project aimed to promote harmonised production and use of marine habitat maps covering the North West European seas by adapting and enhancing previous achievements in this area.

Ocean Energy Systems Technology Collaboration Programme (OES)

This practice presents consenting process for ocean energy in different countries. It focuses on the regulatory and legal situation, stakekholder consultation, the Environmental Impact Assessment.

SIMAtlantic

This report initiates an investigation of relevant information supporting the implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the European Atlantic.