marine environment

MSP Global

Successful marine management needs planners and managers who understand and work with the sea’s diversity in space and time.

Marine Policy 

This paper documents how to apply INSPIRE Directive 2007/2/EC principles for efficient implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC (MSFD).

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is a globally recognized legal regime.

Coastal and maritime areas have significant natural resources and are of great financial significance. However, the intense and reckless exploitation of natural resources has led to a degradation of the marine environment.

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) caused an unprecedented implementation of lockdown measures across world's nations.


The report collects and describes relevant information related to the main aspects that have to be considered in the MSP context of the Western Mediterranean sea-basin.


Informational support to develop the new field of Integrated Maritime Spatial Planning in Romania in the most rational and sustainable way, according to European Directives and the principles of national Law No.

Baltic SCOPE

This practice description presents the application of the ecosystem-based approach in the first Latvian Maritime Spatial Plan.

Maritime Spatial Plan for the German EEZ in the North Sea

The SEA is part of the Maritime Spatial Plan for the German EEZ (North Sea). It assesses biotic and abiotic conditions of the marine environment and describes the impacts of prospective uses.

Angel Borja, Michael Elliott, María C. Uyarra, Jacob Carstensen and Marianna Mea

This book provides a 2017 update on scientific findings regarding implementing the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), and its aim of achieving good environmental status in all European seas by 2020.

The Italy-Croatia CBC Programme’s overall objective is to increase the prosperity and the blue growth potential of the area.