Practices

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362 MSP Practices

GAUFRE

This book is a reflection of the spatial-analytical and design aspects of the GAUFRE report “Towards a Spatial Structure Plan for Sustainable Management of the Sea”.

Belgium - MSP

These brochures summarize the marine spatial plan for the Belgian Part of the North Sea.

C-Scope - combining sea and coastal planning in Europe

A range of reports on stakeholder engagement activities, including reports on the annual coastal forum for Belgium; For Dorset a web-based interactive tool was developed, called "iCoast".

PERSEUS

Developed to assist marine policymakers to achieve or maintain GES (Good Environmental Status) of coastal and marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins.

Shape

The "Adriatic Atlas to support ICZM and MSP" is the first Web Atlas for the Adriatic Sea that was developed, within the Shape project, through a cross-border approach (involving Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania).

ADRIPLAN and Ritmare

The Conflict score tool developed within the Adriplan project allows to quantify the overlapping of uses, calculating the direct spatial conflict score (in the current and future scenarios) based on FP7 project COEXIST methodology.

ADRIPLAN and Ritmare

The Cumulative Impact is the main methodological tool used in ADRIPLAN to evaluate the potential impact of maritime activities on the environment.

ADRIPLAN and Ritmare

The Adriplan Data Portal is a geodata portal available for partners, stakeholders and the general public for searching and sharing knowledge, data, and information related to MSP in the Adriplan project area.

ADRIPLAN

Methodology developed to carry out the ADRIPLAN project and proposed as reference methodology for practically implementing MSP in the Adriatic and Ionian Region (including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania).

International Journal of e-Navigation and Maritime Economy 5 (2016) 045-060

AIS data help with understanding where are important areas for navigation and fishing.

COEXIST 

This tool allows a (semi-)quantitative conflict analysis. It uses spread sheet programs and is based on expert judgement rather than data.

SHAPE

Shape pilot project implemented in Puglia Region focused on assessment of the environmental features and problems affecting the marine and coastal zone of the MPA of Torre Guaceto.