The aim of the programme is to develop an innovative, knowledge and research based, sustainable and inclusive 2 Seas area, where natural resources are protected and the green economy promoted.

Ocean and coastal management, vol. 173

The implementation of maritime/marine spatial planning (MSP) strategies and management actions is often sought out by means of holistic, sustainability seeking processes, recognizing the connectivity and interdependences of all ecosystem elements,

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This article contributes to the accelerating development of methods for sustainability assessment (SA) to support maritime spatial planning (MSP), by proposing an ecosystem services based framework for SA.

The toolkit focuses on the development and implementation of Allocation Zones for Aquaculture (AZA) in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It is based on the results of existing AZA in these regions. The toolkit is addressed to policy-makers, reg

Marine spatial planning (MSP) in Europe is in a paradigm shift as all (coastal) European countries now have established practices for the production of marine spatial plans.

Planning for marine areas, from coastal to open-ocean regions, is being developed worldwide to foster sustainable ocean management and governance.

Ocean and Coastal Management

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) has been heralded as the key means of achieving a more integrated approach to marine use across sectors and spatial scales.


The study provides a design and method for evaluating MSP and its implementation within the context of governance (Sustainability of Governance (SoG)).


This practices demonstrates how the sustainability of the MSP governance process can be evaluated.


PEGASO Spatial data Infrastructure (SDI) is a distributed data sharing infrastructure made up of GeoNodes composed of three main components: a Map Viewer, a Data Catalogue and a Map Atlas.

European Commission DG ENER

North Sea region countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, and later also the UK) have agreed to further strengthen their energy cooperation, to improve conditions for the development of

Marine Scotland

This report summarises the findings from a 2013 Sustainability Appraisal of a draft version Scotland’s National Marine Plan. The SA has considered the potential social, economic and environmental effects of the draft plan, and alternatives to the plan.