Global Change Biology

Marine spatial planning that addresses ocean climate-driven change (‘climate-smart MSP’ is a global aspiration to support economic growth, food security and ecosystem sustainability.

EASME/EMFF/2018/011 Lot 1: Specific Contract No. 03

The global shift to renewable energy, including large-scale development of offshore wind farms (OWFs), is well underway.

Sustainability, volume 13

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


This report is developed within the framework of the PORTODIMARE project that aims to create a common platform (Geoportal) for data and information related to coastal and marine areas of the Adriatic-Ionian Region, by integrating existing database


Human pressures on marine ecosystems significantly increased during last decades. Among the intense anthropic activities, industrial fisheries have caused the alteration of habitats, the reduction of biodiversity and the main fish stocks.


This study provides an assessment of the sustainable development of fishing and aquaculture based on the Portuguese North Region case study. The paper stresses the importance of stakeholders' views in the MSP process.

In marine spatial planning (MSP), the production of knowledge about marine-based activities is fundamental because it informs the process through which policies delineating the use of space are created and maintained.

Call for proposals MARE/2020/08 Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection.



This study explores how geographic information technologies – or geo-technologies – are used in spatial planning processes, and more specifically, marine spatial planning (MSP) processes.

Marine Institute EMFF 2014 - 2020

The web application provides free access to the fisheries data with the focus on biological parameters.


This document, produced by the Pharos4MPAs project, aims to explore how Marine Protected Areas could be affected by small-scale fisheries, and to provide a set of practical recommendations to avoid or minimise its environmental impacts.