Development of an evaluation framework for assessing the quality and effectiveness of MSP in transboundary contexts.


Analysis of links between economic, social and ecological marine spatial planning processes with the aim of providing practical input for the development of a long-term strategy towards evaluation and monitoring of MSP in the Black Sea.


The MESMA Central Exchange application provides a framework to evaluate and monitor the management of spatially managed marine areas. Users can explore the analysis methods on the MESMA website.


The practice has the aim of ensuring consistency and quality in the handling and management of geospatial and other data and optimal alignment with EU common data standards.

Seanergy 2020

Overview of all relevant legislation regulating maritime activities and their impact on offshore renewable energy projects.


This set of practical information presents GIS tools for elineation of marine and coastal biophysical properties and for identifying specific ecosystem components.

Seanergy 2020

Examines how and to what extent the legislation in the Member States provide for transboundary MSP and provides recommendations


DISPLACE allows contributing to marine spatial planning for evaluating the effects on stocks and fisheries and ultimately incorporating other utilization of the sea such as energy production, transport, recreational use, etc.


Application to share analytical methods, tools and geodatabase to support application of the MESMA framework.


A generic and flexible framework describing a best practice process of how to assess spatial management within a discrete marine area with clearly defined boundaries in space and time.

COEXIST / Guidance of better integration of Aquaculture, Fisheries, and other Activities in the Coastal Zone

The objective of suitability mapping for aquaculture is to produce maps showing which marine ecosystems are suitable for different aquaculture activities.