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Data Specification for Maritime Spatial Planning Inspire Data Model

Abstract:

The study analyses whether, and how, the use of the INSPIRE data model can support and benefit the data management processes. It aims to provide an overall support to the Maritime Spatial Planning processes and implementation of the requirements of the Directive 2014/89/EU.

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Cross-border / trans-national aspect:
Yes
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QUESTIONS THIS PRACTICE MAY HELP ANSWER:

  • How can the Inspire data model benefit the MSP? 

IMPLEMENTATION CONTEXT:

The MSP INSPIRE data model concept has been in the process of development since 2014, applying an infrastructure for spatial information in Europe, Directive 2007/2/EC (INSPIRE), data management concepts for marine planning, via the Marine Pilot project (EC Joint Research Centre 2014-2016), and continuing with the PLASMAR project (INTERREG–V 2017-2020). 

The results and findings have been published in the paper “Maritime spatial planning supported by infrastructure for spatial information in Europe (INSPIRE)” (Abramic et al., 2018). 

ASPECTS / OBJECTIVES:

The Macaronesian Maritime Spatial Planning (MarSP) project is an opportunity to finalise the conceptual data model development, and to test the developed data model, applying it to the real case scenarios.

METHOD:

During the 2nd MarSP technical workshop on capacity building, held in March 2019, the developed MSP data model was discussed and tested with GIS and MSP experts.

MAIN OUTPUTS / RESULTS:

During the two-day workshop, participants had a chance to test the data model, apply it to real case scenarios, as well as discuss and propose modifications for the final MSP data model product.

The data specification and guidance document, templates and examples (i.e. Draft on the MSP Madeira) are delivered to facilitate application of the proposed solution.

TRANSFERABILITY:

Although the INSPIRE data model is used for the Macronesian region, it can also be applied to other sea regions.

Responsible Entity: 

MarSP project 

Funding Source:

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).