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Recognising that MSP serves as a vital tool for effectively managing marine resources, balancing conservation and economic interests, as well as the complexities and evolving nature of MSP, the European Climate, Infrastructure, and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) and the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries...

The European Commission launched a new call for proposals for Maritime Spatial Planning in the North Sea under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), with EU co-funding of up to EUR 2.5 million.

This call is intended to fund projects developing innovative responses...

The Irish Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, published on 13 May 2024 the draft South Coast Designated Maritime Area Plan (DMAP). This document is Ireland’s first ever spatial plan for renewable energy at sea. It identifies and proposes four maritime areas off the...

Finland has published it Coastal Strategy in April 2024: "The Coastal Strategy refines the vision and measures for the coast set out in Finland’s Maritime Spatial Plan 2030. In the strategy work, instead of setting strategic goals, stakeholders have worked together to find common...

After 2,5 years or work, the eMSP Project gathered its community from 31 January to 1 February 2024 in Gdansk (Poland) for its final conference.

A wide diversity of stakeholders - maritime spatial planners, researchers, managing authorities and policymakers from the North and Baltic Sea...

Eklipse launched a call for knowledge for initial scoping on cumulative impacts of offshore wind farms and their consequences for the achievement of good environmental status of marine ecosystems.

Eklipse was created in 2016 to help governments, institutions, businesses and NGOs make better-informed decisions when...

If you are managing a Marine Protected Area in EU seas or outermost territories, this award is for you !

 In the framework of the EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”BlueMissionAA and MPA Europe projects are launching the MPA Awards aiming...

This report was published by the United Nations Global Compact and based on a series of stakeholder meetings with multi-stakeholders, such as Offshore Renewable Energy industry, EMODnet Secretariat, IOC and academia, and the MSP authorities. 

"This report outlines a set of key takeaways and accompanying...

The Stocklholm Environment Institute (SEI) recently published a report which examines the growing area of marine multi-use, specifically M4 (marine, multifunctional, mobile, and modular) projects, to map current and planned projects and identify emerging opportunities and barriers for upscaling. The auhtors performed a systematic review...

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The European Commission's Technical Support Instrument (TSI) in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM), has supported the Department for Public Works of the Ministry for Public Works and Planning - together with Malta’s Tourism Authority, to develop a National...