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.


This report is a deliverable from the MSP-MED project.

The offshore multi-use setting is a concept that reduces spatial competition in the marine economy.

Compromise Planning : A Theoretical Approach from a Distant Corner of Europe pp 129–152

This chapter is dedicated to an emerging theoretical current, motivated by the phenomenon of climate change, which seems to unite planning theory around a theme of global importance.

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.