The document provides detailed maps of the maritime issues in the Macronesia. It was produced within the context of the MarSP project, with the purpose of assisting the competent authorities of Portugal and Spain to implement maritime spatial planning in the Macaronesian Archipelagos of Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands.
QUESTIONS THIS PRACTICE MAY HELP ANSWER:
- Where are the marine environmental features in Macaronesia?
- Where do maritime activities occur in Macaronesia?
- What is the general Atlantic maritime geopolitical context?
The document was produced in the context of the MarSP project (completed in December 2019), with the aim of improving the Maritime Spatial Planning process in the archipelagos of Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands.
ASPECTS / OBJECTIVES:
The document provides an overview of the maritime situation and issues in the Macaronesia, including statistics and maps for building a knowledge base of the area and supporting the regional MSP process.
All maps are produced using the official data.
MAIN OUTPUTS / RESULTS:
The document summarises the main existing maritime uses in the Macaronesia, and contextualises the situation of the archipelagos from a general Atlantic geopolitical context. It provides a set of maps showing current maritime activities and main marine environmental features.
The Atlas is specific to the Macaronesian region.
Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FRCT)
Governo dos Açores - Secretaria Regional do Mar, Ciência e Tecnologia (DRAM)
Costs / Funding Source:
The MarSP Project was 80% financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The total project budget constituted 2,1M€.
Project contact: marsp.projectgmail.com
Project coordinator: maria.lp.martinazores.gov.pt