This project deliverable sought to provide a methodology for the development of cross-border MSP initiatives, taking into consideration an ecosystem-based approach.
Questions this practice may help answer:
How can transboundary considerations be integrated into maritime spatial planning?
This methodology was developed as an output from the SUPREME project to support a transboundary approach to maritime spatial planning (MSP) and cross-border cooperation amongst EU member-states in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Aspects / Objectives:
The aim of this methodology is to provide a conceptual guidance for the development of cross-border maritime spatial planning through a procedural guidance.
The methodology was developed through a literature review of current transboundary concerns within maritime spatial planning.
Main Outputs / Results:
A procedural step methodology for the development of cross-border MSP:
Step 1: Establishment of a transnational Committee / transnational framework of cooperation
Step 2: Definition of the transboundary area(s) / management unit(s) to be planned
Step 3: Geo-data management -Creation of a common and compatible geo-data base
Step 4: Definition of common planning and management goals
Step 5: Stakeholders’ engagement –establishment of a cross-border network
Step 6: International cooperation regarding human activities having a highly transboundary nature
Identification of transboundary elements to be considered during the MSP process:
- Carrying capacity and cumulative impacts
- EcAp-based Ecological Objectives (Eos) and related targets;
- LSI aspects;
- Coastal erosion;
- Climate change effects;
- Life cycle analysis
The methodology and conceptual framework presented is meant to be applicable to every case of cross-border MSP, beyond the SUPREME regional scope.
UTh, NTUA (with the participation of CORILA,YPEN, RRC, CISD, IMELS)
Costs / Funding Source:
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund of the European Union-through the Grant Agreement EASME/EMFF/2015/188.8.131.52/01/S12.742087 –SUPREME
Project coordinator / Managing Director of CORILA