From the Law of the Sea perspective, marine waters and seabed between Europe and North America are increasingly within national jurisdictions, due to submissions to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf and associated declarations


The present case study presents an analysis and spatial organization proposal for the Inner Ionian Sea – Corinthian Gulf, covering an area of about 13,400 km2.


The present case study includes a general geographical, physical, and environmental overview of the Slovenian territorial sea and its human uses.


The Plan4Blue project has developed four scenarios to depict how planning choices may affect people and the marine nature in the Gulf of Finland and the Archipelago Sea.

Celtic Seas Partnership 

This study explores future growth scenarios in the Celtic Seas and the resulting impacts on environmental, social and economic conditions.

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 practice outlines the results of the project component ‘Spatial demands and scenarios for maritime sectors and marine conservation’; a key component of the SIMCelt Project which investigated current and potential future spatial demands of key

Marine Policy Volume 83, September 2017, Pages 83-91

Many decisions need to be made during the course of an MSP process, but although the use of decision support tools can help planners make decisions in a more systematic and objective way, their use is not widespread.


In the framework of ECOAST Project the DISPLACE fish and fishery model was applied to the Northern Adriatic Sea, an area characterized by intense and conflicting fishi

RVO and TKI Wind op Zee

Offshore wind energy is one of the renewable energy sources for the Netherlands with large potential. Currently the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of offshore wind energy is much higher than the market price of energy.

COEXIST Guidance of Better Integration of Aquaculture, Fisheries, and other Activities in the Coastal Zone

This tool uses GIS software to analyse and visualise information on the location of the current and planned activities. 


The purpose of this guidance document is to promote the better integration of aquaculture, fisheries and other activities in the coastal zone by the identification and application of appropriate spatial management tools.