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46 MSP Practices

COEXIST 

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

SIMWESTMED, SIMNORAT

These reports focus on data exchanges using Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) and INSPIRE protocols to support interoperability of data, metadata, data portals and availability of Web Services, for meeting data and information requirements

AquaSpace

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

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.

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.

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.

SIMNORAT

This report aims to understand what are the relevant sectorial policy instruments regarding MSP implementation process, what are the common and shared principles about coordination of sectorial policies in an MSP implementation process and how doe

SIMNORAT

The Spanish and Portugese authorities discussed the idea to develop and manage and cross-border Marine Protected Area (MPA) between both countries.

SIMWESTMED, SIMNORAT

As part of SIMNORAT and SIMWESTMED, data portals were developed for sharing transboundary MSP knowledge for the Northern Atlantic and Western Mediterranean, respectively.

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 Atlantic Checkpoint is one of the six Sea Basin Checkpoints set up within EMODnet, the European Marine Observation and data Network providing access to European marine data. EMODnet Sea Basin Checkpoints assess the quality and the utility of the current observation monitoring data at the level of the regional sea-basins. The concept of the checkpoints was first raised in the Green Paper 'Marine Knowledge 2020: from seabed mapping to ocean forecasting and were proposed to address shortcomings which still exist in the availability and accessibility of marine data in the EC. The Atlantic Checkpoint tests available marine data against 11 “challenges”, related to blue economy sectors, the marine environment variability and change, the emergency management and the preservation of natural resources and biodiversity.