Practices

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23 MSP Practices

AMARe

The AMAre Geoportal was developed within the Interreg-MED project AMAre, to provide a spatial database to store, manage and share data on four MPAs involved in the project (Sporades, Malta, Balearic Islands and Torre Guaceto).

Malta

There is strong competition for space and resources in Maltese waters, due to the small size of Malta's territorial waters.

DEDUCE

This tool is aimed at validating essential methodological tools that foster the strategies of integrated coastal zone management. The assessment proposes a common methodological framework for calculating and reporting indicators, and to illustrate the usefulness of the coastal Indicators of Sustainable Development approach to develop ICZM.

Bluemed

The Bluemed initiative fosters integration of knowledge and efforts to develop Blue Growth in the Mediterranean and promotes joint actions on relevant research and innovation priorities.

Regional multilateral initiative, Bologna Charter 2012

The Bologna Charter 2012 is aimed at strengthening the role of the coastal administrations in the context of European policies and initiatives at the Mediterranean scale.

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.

CPMR – IMC Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions – Intermediterranean Commission

The Working Group on Transport and Integrated Maritime Policy was created by the Intermediterranean Commission (IMC) of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) to support Mediterranean regional authorities’ efforts to improve the impl

Marine Policy Volume 83, September 2017, Pages 83-91

Many decisions need to be made during the course of an MSP process, but although the use of decision support tools can help planners make decisions in a more systematic and objective way, their use is not widespread.

EMODnet

The MedSea Checkpoint project is a pilot launched by DG MARE designed to assess the usage of available data in answering questions about the Mediterranean Sea. Alongside its counterpart, North Sea Checkpoint, it was launched in November 2013.

Coastgap

The “Joint Action Plan on Med coasts Adaptation to Climate Change” (JAP) can be defined as the operative tool of the Bologna Charter 2012 and it represents one of the main deliverable of the EU-funded COASTGAP project.

Med-IAMER

After a complex phase of data collection, validation (including stakeholder consultation) and integration, the Med-IAMER project identified a wide number of indicators used to display spatial information about socioeconomic drivers and environment