Practices

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453 MSP Practices

ADRIPLAN

Methodology developed to carry out the ADRIPLAN project and proposed as reference methodology for practically implementing MSP in the Adriatic and Ionian Region (including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania).

International Journal of e-Navigation and Maritime Economy 5 (2016) 045-060

AIS data help with understanding where are important areas for navigation and fishing.

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).

COEXIST 

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

SHAPE

Shape pilot project implemented in Puglia Region focused on assessment of the environmental features and problems affecting the marine and coastal zone of the MPA of Torre Guaceto.

BaltSeaPlan

Within the BaltSeaPlan project, an analysis has been undertaken for each Baltic Sea region country of all relevant policies and strategies which are currently in force in the given country.

Adriplan, Ritmare, Supreme, Erasmus Mundus Master Course on MSP

Marxan software and its advanced version Marxan with Zones, developed by the University of Queensland, were implemented and applied to the Adriatic-Ionian Region (AIR) and to the subarea of the Italian Emilia Romagna Region (RER).

BaltSeaPlan, BaltSPACE

The study uses Marxan, (a decision support tool for mostly used in conservation planning) to optimize algorithms to find the most cost-efficient site selection suitable for offshore wind farm installations in Germany, Sweden, Poland and Denmark.

ODEMM

ODEMM developed an approach including a series of resources that can help support decision-makers to implement operational EBM.

Malta

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

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

Aquaspace

The AquaSpace tool was developed within the EU Horizon 2020 project AquaSpace in order to achieve an effective implementation of MSP for aquaculture by adopting an Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture (EAA).