Despite the recognized important ecological role that cetaceans play in the marine environment, their protection is still scarcely enforced in the Mediterranean Sea even though this area is strongly threatened by local human pressures and climate
Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 287
Marine Policy, Volume 131
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.
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”.
The project provides a comprehensive planning and information resource to underpin sustainable coastal management at a local level.
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.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum - Wales Activity Mapping
GIS portal that aims to map outdoor activity, supporting the sustainable management of the coastal area to the maximum benefit of all potential users.