Marine or maritime spatial planning (MSP) works across borders and sectors to ensure human activities at sea take place in an efficient and sustainable way.
Marine Policy, Volume 131
Diversification and intensification of maritime activities can create competition for marine space and can derive stress and environmental pressures.
Macaronesian Maritime Spatial Planning - MarSP
The document provides a comprehensive analysis of the maritime governance institutions and processes in Macaronesia.
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.
This report presents the outcomes of a workshop led by ICES on risk management in MSP, particularly focussing on a method called ‘Bow-Tie Analysis'.
Netherlands - MSP
The North Sea Atlas contains maps with data about the water system and the use, policy and management of the North Sea. Initially, a limited set of maps was included in the Atlas, but it is being expanded.
This book is a reflection of the spatial-analytical and design aspects of the GAUFRE report “Towards a Spatial Structure Plan for Sustainable Management of the Sea”.
BLAST - Bringing Land and sea together
BLAST - Bringing Land and Sea Together (2009-2012): a regional project for better integration of information across the coastal margin in the North Sea region.
ODEMM developed an approach including a series of resources that can help support decision-makers to implement operational EBM.
The project provides a comprehensive planning and information resource to underpin sustainable coastal management at a local level.
Harmonization of policies required to identify, designate and manage MPAs.
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.