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619 MSP Practices

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 snorkeling.

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.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & PLANNING, 2019, VOL 2, NO 6, 841-853

Marine spatial planning aims to create a framework for the oceans and seas that minimise conflicts between economic activities within the marine environment while maintaining good environmental status.

MARITIME STUDIES 

Both policy-makers and scholars acknowledge and emphasize the need for learning in maritime spatial planning (MSP). However, few explain why learning is important.

C-SCOPE

A range of reports on stakeholder engagement activities, including reports on the annual coastal forum for Belgium; For Dorset a web-based interactive tool was developed, called "iCoast".

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

In this position paper, WWF provides its opinion and recommendations on how to achieve the ecosystem-based marine spatial plans.  

PERSEUS

Developed to assist marine policymakers to achieve or maintain GES (Good Environmental Status) of coastal and marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins.

SUPREME

This case study presents an analysis of the Dubrovnik – Neretva County within the spatial planning framework of Croatia.