governance

World Wildlife Fund

Taking a sustainable and ecosystem-based approach (EBA) to planning and managing the use of the world’s ocean has long resided at the core of WWF’s mission.

The Blue Growth Farm

This report is an output of Task 8.2 (WP8) of the Blue Growth Farm (BGF) contract [AD1]. The BGF project responds to the EU H2020 call for enabling technologies for “multi-use of the ocean’s marine space, offshore and nearshore”.

Ocean & Coastal Management - Volume 197

Marine and estuarine management requires an excellent understanding of the interacting, interrelated and interdependent sub-systems comprising ecological, societal and management complexity.

For more than a decade, marine spatial planning has been used around the world to advance objectives for conservation, economic development, and ecosystem-based management.

The interactions between land and sea are fundamental to human wellbeing.

Marine spatial planning (MSP) has been lauded as a remedy to unsuitable marine management. There is, however, growing MSP research illustrating that it is failing to foster paradigm shifts towards sustainable governance.

Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 

Marine spatial planning (MSP) has become the most adopted approach for sustainable marine governance.

Irish Geography, 52(2), 213-233. 

The study shows how the same border may have different qualities across an institutional context following Brexit.

Macaronesian Maritime Spatial Planning - MarSP 

The document describes the stakeholder engagement strategy for maritime spatial planning in the Macaronesia.

Landscape and Urban Planning Journal - Vol. 196, 2020.  

This research note explores opportunities for spatial planning to enhance the consideration of biodiversity and ecosystem services (ES) in Europe and Central Asia. It refers to and is built on the regional assessment of the Intergovernmental Scien

FishMPABlue 2

This document describes the results of the testing and proposing the operational measures for SSF governance and management in any MPAs located in the northern shore of the Mediterranean region.