marine protected area

Global Change Biology

Marine spatial planning that addresses ocean climate-driven change (‘climate-smart MSP’ is a global aspiration to support economic growth, food security and ecosystem sustainability.

Marine Policy Volume 127, May 2021, 104441

Systems of marine spatial planning (MSP) are now being introduced in many countries, with the intention of more rational arrangement of maritime uses and interests.

Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament

In the coming years, we will be increasingly familiar with the process of Maritime Spatial Planning as we look to simultaneously harness the energy of the winds and the seas and protect our marine environment from overexploitation, whilst continui

The aim is to complete the establishment of the Natura 2000 network in the marine areas, creating a GIS database, which stores the products of the project, and which is to be included in the information system of the protected areas of the NATURA 2000.


Practical criteria and a first set of tools that can be used repeatedly to assess ecological coherence of the Baltic Sea MPA networks.