The concept of marine spatial planning (MSP) is converging with the worldwide momentum towards more sustainable behaviours.

Journal of Environmental Management

The study provides a comprehensive overview of monitoring and evaluation practices in MSP, as well as a set of recommendations.

Ocean & Coastal Management

There is growing evidence that the ecosystem service (ES) concept can provide valuable input to marine spatial planning (MSP), by highlighting which ecosystem goods and services can be produced from a planning area.


This guidance was developed to formulate a customized MSP monitoring framework for the Eastern Mediterranean.

UNESCO-IOC Marine Spatial Planning Programme

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO developed a ten-step guide defining the scope and the nature of marine spatial planning. MSP can be a key component to an ecosystem-based management of marine areas and marine resources.

Baltic SCOPE

Depending on the country, maritime spatial planners operate in different contexts and follow different objectives. Therefore, an evaluation framework for MSP has to be flexible, so that it can be adapted to different contexts.

Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) for Blue Growth Technical Study

The Handbook presents a step-by-step approach to developing MSP indicators.


The AquaSpace tool was developed within the EU Horizon 2020 project AquaSpace in order to achieve an effective implementation of MSP for aquaculture by adopting an Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture (EAA).

Project “Defining the methodological framework for marine spatial planning in Bokakotorska Bay (Montenegro)”

Bokakotorska Bay is one of the most vulnerable zones of the Montenegrin marine area. Its coastal and marine area is affected by strong human pressure.


One of the main aims of the MARMONI project was to develop a new set of marine biodiversity indicators and elaborate new monitoring concept for assessment of the status of marine biodiversity.


To follow trends and changes on status of the marine biodiversity and to monitor progress towards achieving the policy targets it is necessary to carry out regular assessment using specially designed schemes and tools where indicators form the cor