The geographical areas covered by this call include the Atlantic, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.

The aim of the programme is to develop an innovative, knowledge and research based, sustainable and inclusive 2 Seas area, where natural resources are protected and the green economy promoted.

Planning Practice & Research

It is more difficult for marine planners to gain understanding of their plan areas than terrestrial planners, because of the relative remoteness of the sea.

Marine Policy, Volume 140

Ocean planning and management is often tasked with balancing multiple policy priorities, such as the growth of ocean-related sectors, conserving ecosystem health and biodiversity, and considerations of equity and inclusivity.

The Blue Growth Farm

This report is an output of Task 8.2 (WP8) of the Blue Growth Farm (BGF) contract [AD1]. The BGF project responds to the EU H2020 call for enabling technologies for “multi-use of the ocean’s marine space, offshore and nearshore”.

Maritime Studies (2022)

Coastal and maritime cultural heritage (CMCH) is a relative newcomer on spatial development policy agendas and in spatial planning activities.

ICES Journal of Marine Science

The global expansion of offshore windfarms (OWF), whilst seen as a tool to combat climate change, can often be of concern to fishing communities already challenged by spatial restrictions.

Capacity4MSP project

This paper was developed within the context of the Capacity4MSP project that aims to create a practically oriented and interactive collaboration platform for MSP stakeholders, decision- and policy makers that will inform, support and enhance ongoi

Ocean & Coastal Management - Volume 219

The developments of offshore wind farms can place increased pressures on conflicting marine users, particularly in already crowded waterways.


Under the MSPGlobal initiative, two pilot projects, one in the Western Mediterranean and another in the Southeast Pacific, are facilitating concrete transboundary and cross-border activities as well as supporting the participating countries in suc

The EcoScope project will develop an interoperable platform and a robust decision-making toolbox, available through a single public portal (The EcoScopium), to promote an efficient, ecosystem-based approach to the management of fisheries.

Although adoption of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is increasing worldwide (in August 2018, about 70 countries were preparing or had prepared MSP plans at the regional, national or local scale), many regions, countries or municipalities still need