ICES Journal of Marine Science

The global expansion of offshore windfarms (OWF), whilst seen as a tool to combat climate change, can often be of concern to fishing communities already challenged by spatial restrictions.

Frontiers in Marine Science

By moving away from coastal waters and hence reducing pressure on nearshore ecosystems, offshore aquaculture can be seen as a possible step towards the large-scale expansion of marine food production.


This paper examines the concept of maritime multi-use as a territorial/SPATIAL governance instrument for the enhancement of sustainable development in five EU sea basins.

International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2020: Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2020 pp 521-534

Marine space is overall under increasing pressures from human activities. Traditionally, the activities taken place in oceans and seas were related to fishery and transport of goods and people.


In developing a sustainable Blue Economy, the increasing demand for maritime space for various uses, along with the multiple pressures on marine and coastal resources, requires an integrated approach to ocean management.

Journal of Environmental Management 279

Offshore wind power generation requires large areas of sea to accommodate its activities, with increasing claims for exclusive access. As a result, pressure is placed on other established maritime uses, such as commercial fisheries.

Aquaculture international 24

Following the Blue Growth ambition of the European Commission, the interest in the potential of offshore is growing.


MARIBE is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to unlock the potential of the multi-use of space in the offshore economy (also referred to as Blue Economy).

ECO Magazine 

The article proposes a general discussion on the Maritime Spatial Planning processes and sustainable management of the seas. 


This study provides an analysis of the characteristics and development potential for ocean multi-use, integrating results from desk analysis and stakeholder perceptions from different sectors in each of the case study locations.