The new EU-funded project on Improved transdisciplinary science for effective ecosystem-based maritime spatial planning (MSP) and conservation in European Seas (MarinePlan) has recently started. The 14-17 November 2022 marks the official launch and kick-off meeting for the MarinePlan project in Naples, Italy. The project will be led by the Thuenen Institute of Sea Fisheries from Germany.
The MarinePlan project aims to develop the science base for ecosystem-based MSP and to provide guidance for its practical implementation in European Seas to support the European Green Deal and the Biodiversity Strategy. The project contributes to the EU demand for guidance on integrated planning to safeguard biodiversity loss and ecosystem functioning by developing tools and best practice standards.
The project team consists of 14 project beneficiaries, 3 associated partners and an advisory board. To obtain more information about the project, please visit: https://maritime-spatial-planning.ec.europa.eu/projects/marineplan
The project website can be viewed here.