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PERICLES promotes sustainable, participatory governance of cultural heritage in European coastal and maritime regions.

International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, 2019, Vol14, 108-132 

This paper proposes a conceptual framework to categorise the spatial and temporal dimensions of data used in MSP and introduces a method to jointly manage non-spatial information and spatial data in the same geographic information system (GIS). Ha

PanBaltic Scope

The report integrates the concepts of the ecosystem approach and Maritime Spatial Planning, as well as the relationship between them with a focus on the Baltic Sea context.

The UNITED project aims to prove that the co-existence of different activities in the same marine space is a feasible option (from an economic, social and environmental perspectives) for European maritime industry and local ecosystems.


The recommendations for MSP for sustainable blue economy were developed within the Plan4Blue project in September 2019.

GRASS aims to close the legislative gap for macroalgae cultivation in order to facilitate its introduction to the market as food, energy and consumables, such as plastics.

RETROUT is a project that develops and promotes the Baltic Sea region as a coastal fishing tourism destination with the focus placed on the sea trout.


The Maritime Business Strategy and the Blue Overview Plan are two policy documents that have been drawn up in parallel in Northern Bohuslän, which includes Strömstad, Tanum, Sotenäs and Lysekil municipalities.


The Blue economy concept and the Blue Growth agenda as a set of strategic objectives, offer principles and guidance to identify blue economy potential for the cross-border Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) processes.

Capacity4MSP will create a practically oriented and interactive collaboration platform for MSP stakeholders, decision- and policy makers that will inform, support and enhance on-going MSP efforts by capitalising on the outcomes of various transnat


The aim of the study to provide general guidance to planners, decision makers and stakeholders in improving the competitiveness and effectiveness of maritime planning activities existing within the national marine jurisdiction, while at the same t


This report examines and summarizes the role of the Natura 2000 nature protection framework in MSP.