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786 MSP Practices

This work has been undertaken as part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme jointly implemented Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled ‘Sustainable fish

Ocean & Coastal Management

The need to bring ecosystem services into strategic decisions and policy design for the governance of social-ecological systems is found to be mutually advantageous within the scientific and political community, as it may lead to better environmen

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.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Marine renewable energy has considerable potential for enhancing the diversity of renewable sources, to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and combat climate change.

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

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

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.

Increasing intensity in the use of ocean spaces and coastal development presents a threat to recreational uses of the ocean, such as surfing, diving, and snorkelling.

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.

Ocean & Coastal Management

There is growing evidence that the ecosystem service (ES) concept can provide valuable input to marine spatial planning (MSP), by highlighting which ecosystem goods and services can be produced from a planning area.