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.

The offshore multi-use setting is a concept that reduces spatial competition in the marine economy.


The concept of marine spatial planning (MSP) is converging with the worldwide momentum towards more sustainable behaviours.

MSP Global

Successful marine management needs planners and managers who understand and work with the sea’s diversity in space and time.

The Mediterranean is being and will be heavily impacted by Climate Change (CC).

Ocean energy has the potential to provide a substantial amount of renewable and reliable energy around the world. European waters have about 10 GW of predictable high-value tidal stream potential.

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.