This page contains tools and guidance documents for MSP Practitioners and other interested parties in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of MSP.
MSP Tools study
The objective of this study is to provide guidance to administrators in monitoring, evaluating and revising their maritime spatial plans, in particular in the context of the implementation of the Directive 2014/89/EU on Maritime Spatial Planning (or MSP Directive). To this end, the project provides a “guide” and a “toolbox”. This project was divided into six main tasks. The guide and toolbox were designed based on literature review and expert interviews, tested in case studies and revised subsequentially.
Toolbox for monitoring, evaluation and revision of MSP, February 2022
Study on integrating an ecosystem-based approach (EBA) into maritime spatial planning
The objective of this study was to provide EU Member States with feasible and practical approaches and guidelines for applying an EBA in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), along with a practical method or tool for evaluating, monitoring and reviewing the application of EBA in MSP (see project page for more information). These Guidelines present a practical, stepwise approach for incorporating an EBA into MSP and the Infographics summary provides an introduction to the application of an EBA into MSP along with links to the other project results.
Infographic summary: 'Guiding the application of an ecosystem-based approach in maritime spatial planning' - November 2021
MSPglobal International Guide