Practices

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17 MSP Practices

The general objective of this study is to evaluate how MSP benefits specific blue economy sectors, with the aim to feed the results into relevant EU policies and Competent Authorities in charge of implementing Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP).

Environmental Science and Policy, 106 (2020), 125-135  

The study proposes a new approach to Cumulative Effect Assessment (CEA), using the best data available.

Over the last decade, the accelerated transition towards cleaner means of producing energy has been clearly prioritised by the European Union through large-scale planned deployment of wind farms in the North Sea.

Maritime studies 

Marine spatial planning (MSP) is advanced by its champions as an impartial and rational process that can address complex management issues.

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.

The Crown Estate   

This study, conducted by the National Federation of Fisherman Organization (NFFO) in UK, on behalf of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), provides insights on the effects of the Offshore Wind Farms (OWF) on fishing practices in UK waters.

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

MARITIME STUDIES 

This paper examines marine planning in Scotland and the extent to which it constrains or enables change towards adaptive governance.

Historically cultural heritage management has not been integrated in coastal policies. Some examples from Southern European countries are available, but usually natural heritage has been the main concern for integrated policies.

Management of the sea is increasingly complex, riddled with uncertainty and necessitates involvement from researchers across disciplines and stakeholders from multiple policy and practice sectors.

JNCC (Joint Nature Conservation Committee)

The map represents an interactive resource containing information on 355 Marine Protected Areas (MPA) designated in the UK and Crown Dependency waters.  

SEANSE

The study is developed within the framework of the SEANSE project with the aim to compare and analyse different criteria applied by the North Sea countries for planning their offshore wind farms, while considering environment and other sea uses.