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Maritime spatial planning aims to provide an integrated governance framework for the rational allocation of activities whilst also preserving marine ecosystems.

Ecological Indicators, Volume 108

The Lithuanian sea space belongs to the smallest sea areas in Europe.

Maritime studies 

Marine spatial planning (MSP) is advanced by its champions as an impartial and rational process that can address complex management issues.

World Wildlife Fund

Taking a sustainable and ecosystem-based approach (EBA) to planning and managing the use of the world’s ocean has long resided at the core of WWF’s mission.

ICES Journal of Marine Science

Ecological systems can be regarded as natural capital that yields ecosystem services vital for human well-being.

Ocean & Coastal Management - Volume 219

The developments of offshore wind farms can place increased pressures on conflicting marine users, particularly in already crowded waterways.

Dutch MSP process

This practice shows how safety distances can be calculated between areas used for shipping and offshore wind farms.

DEDUCE

This tool is aimed at validating essential methodological tools that foster the strategies of integrated coastal zone management. The assessment proposes a common methodological framework for calculating and reporting indicators, and to illustrate the usefulness of the coastal Indicators of Sustainable Development approach to develop ICZM.

Pan Baltic Scope 

The Assessment was conducted as part of the activities of the Pan Baltic Scope project.

PERSEUS

The practice presents a global synthesis of the work performed in the work package 2 of PERSEUS that was focused on the understanding of pressures and their impacts at costal level in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Ocean & Coastal Management

This study focuses on the implementation of cumulative impact assessments (CIA) in Maritime Spatial Planning to assess collective pressures on the marine environment.

Maritime Spatial Planning Data Expert Sub-group of the HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working Group

The reports shows which data relevant for MSP should be shared among countries, what gaps exist as well as how the INSPIRE process can support MSP.