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On 20th November the French National Commission for Public Debate - Commission Nationale du Débat Public - launched a public consultation on the four maritime spatial plans, the Document Stratégiques de Façade. This debate specifically targets the following questions:

  • How can the marine environment...

On 6 September 2023, the MSPglobal 2.0 project kicked-off online. This event organised by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) aimed to present the key topics and upcoming activities of the project’s...

  • Svenborg (Denmark)

The 2024 edition of the European Maritime Days wil be hold from 30 to 31st of May in Svendborg, Denmark. The call for the EMD workshops will be launched at the end of October while the call for the exhibition will be launched early 2024. ...

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The fourth edition of the Irish Project Marine Newsletter was published last June 2023. The aim of Project Marine Newsletter is to keep all marine-interested citizens and stakeholders up to date with the latest in marine policy development in Ireland. 

Access the fourth edition here.

Romanian MSP Authorities organised a public debate on 28th of August in Bucarest to present the latest version of the Romanian MSP and with the objective to gather stakeholders views on the draft document.
Romanian authorities highlighted that only current activities are represented in the...

A Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) was created in the North-western Mediterranean Sea last 7 July 2023. Including the entire Pelagos Sanctuary and the Spanish Cetacean Corridor, this area aims to protect marine mammals from the risk of collisions in an region characterised by a...

Ireland has approved the DMAP proposal for Offshore Renewable Energy on the South Coast designating the area where offshore renewable energy projects can be developed. The designated area will be further refined through public consultation and an environmental impact assessment. 

More information available here.

The North Western Mediterranean Sea has been designated as a Particular Sensitive Area (PSSA) by the International Maritime Organisation and at the proposal of Spain, France, Italy and Monaco. A PSSA is an area targeted by dedicated actions from IMO because of its ecological, social...

The new WWF assessment of maritime spatial planning (MSP) in the EU Mediterranean highlights the lack of ecosystem-based management integration into maritime spatial planning. Four Member States, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece and Italy, were not able to be assessed as they still have not implemented plans...

  • Romania

The Romanian Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests launched a call for tenders last September 2022 to develop the National Strategy on Integrated Coastal Zone Managment (ICZM) and the associated Integrated Management Plan. The winning consortium composed of GeoEcoMar and Ovidius University, will develop a...

The presentations given by the different speakers at the REGINA Opening conference, held in Brest on 1 March 2023, can be now found on REGINA’s website. A video of the conference is also available on YouTube.


Recording of the conference 

The final publication of MSP-MED is out now. The document describes the achievments and challenges of the project and provides an overview of its main outputs. You can also find a series of videos on MSP-MED related topics on the dedicated youtube channel.

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Final publication...

The REGINA Project launched its brand new website where you will find all the information on the project’s objectives, partners and activities. The website is accessible here.

Estonia has started its application process for OWF in accordance with its Maritime Spatial Plan which includes a zone dedicated. You can find more information in the following article here.

Amazon will fund the first commercial-scale seaweed farm within an offshore wind park in the Netherlands (North Sea). The project will be led by the North Sea Farmers organisation.

You can find more information in the following article.