Blue economy

ICES Journal of marine science

Many coastal nations have embraced marine spatial planning (MSP) as a solution to maintaining ecological integrity of marine environments, while ensuring continued provisioning of economic, social, and cultural benefits.


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


Expected outcome:

Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

Marine Policy - Volume 136

Ocean decision-makers are tasked with balancing social, economic, and environmental considerations when addressing complex policy challenges and achieving strategic objectives, such as conservation targets, or sustainable and ocean-based economic

Marine Policy, Volume 100

The worlds’ oceans and seas have tremendous potential to contribute to the provision of food, feed, energy and natural resources.


In developing a sustainable Blue Economy, the increasing demand for maritime space for various uses, along with the multiple pressures on marine and coastal resources, requires an integrated approach to ocean management.

Sustainability, volume 13

The experienced view of stakeholders is a very valuable tool to build inclusive and reliable maritime spatial planning (MSP).

High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy  

The COVID-19 pandemic has had severe ramifications worldwide, and the ocean economy is no exception.

Der Öffentliche Sektor - The Public Sector

This study focuses on aquaculture and provides an analysis of what this sector implies in terms of environmental impacts.


This document is a background paper which aimed to provide recommendations for Common Parties in the context of the Regional Framework on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in the Mediterranean Sea basin.