coexistence of uses

Policy of use and management

The seascape of the North Sea has always been dynamic; it is the sea that is used by shipping and fishing nations for centuries. It is a rather shallow sea, with sand banks and only a few areas with hard substrates.


This report is developed within the framework of the MARSPLAN-BS-II project that supports coherent, cross-sectoral Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in Bulgaria and Romania, under the framework of MSP Directive 2014/89/EU, establishing a stable mech


MARIBE is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to unlock the potential of the multi-use of space in the offshore economy (also referred to as Blue Economy).

2020 State of the Science Report, Chapter 11

Marine spatial planning (MSP) is advocated internationally as an improved approach to managing marine activities that addresses competing sectors and balances environmental, social, and economic interests.


Marine aquaculture is the most promising industry for ensuring future provision of seafood.


The study is developed within the context of the SEANSE project with the aim of comparing and analysing different criteria applied by the North Sea countries when planning their offshore wind farms (OWF), while considering the environment and othe