Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

  1. The expansion and intensification of marine uses have severe cumulative impacts on marine ecosystems and human well-being, unless they are properly managed with an ecosystem-based management approach.

Expected outcome:

In support of the implementation of the Green Deal and the Biodiversity Strategy. Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

Journal of Cleaner Production - Volume 330

Area-Based Management Tools (ABMTs) are spatial instruments for conservation and managing different forms of ocean use.

Seas At Risk

Following the release of the EU Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy at the end of 2020, Seas At Risk published a report setting out some principles that offshore renewable energy planning at regional and national levels should adhere to in order to

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

This report explored spatial management as a means to protect marine and coastal biodiversity while at the same time addressing human needs across coasts, around estuaries and deltas, in near shore environments, and on open oceans.

From increased social awareness to more engagement with the private sector, there is a distinct need to build trans-disciplinary collaborations at all scales and across relevant ecosystem types. Win-win solutions and multi-purpose usage that suppo


The Med-Biodiversity Community Platform is a digital community that brings together researchers, managers, public authorities and environmental institutions in 11 thematic projects under the umbrella of 1 horizontal initiative from the PANACeA pro

Adriplan, Ritmare, Supreme, Erasmus Mundus Master Course on MSP

Marxan software and its advanced version Marxan with Zones, developed by the University of Queensland, were implemented and applied to the Adriatic-Ionian Region (AIR) and to the subarea of the Italian Emilia Romagna Region (RER).


This practice researches the overlap between the MSFD and other EU and international laws and agreements. It investigates where do synergies exist and includes the opinions of international experts in the Baltic Sea Region.


The MARMONI project included research on developing idicators for the assessment of the state of marine biodiversity, which is a very new and developing topic in the first decade of the 21st century in the Baltic Sea Region.

Maritime Spatial Plan for the German EEZ in the Baltic Sea

The SEA is part of the Maritime Spatial Plan for the German EEZ (Baltic Sea). It assesses biotic and abiotic conditions of the marine environment and describes the impacts of prospective uses.