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383 MSP Practices


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.


Within the BaltSeaPlan project, an analysis has been undertaken for each Baltic Sea region country of all relevant policies and strategies which are currently in force in the given country.

Adriplan, Ritmare, Supreme, Erasmus Mundus Master Course on MSP

Marxan software and its advanced version Marxan with Zones, developed by the University of Queensland, were implemented and applied to the Adriatic-Ionian Region (AIR) and to the subarea of the Italian Emilia Romagna Region (RER).


ODEMM developed an approach including a series of resources that can help support decision-makers to implement operational EBM.


The AquaSpace tool was developed within the EU Horizon 2020 project AquaSpace in order to achieve an effective implementation of MSP for aquaculture by adopting an Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture (EAA).

Dutch MSP process

This practice shows how safety distances can be calculated between areas used for shipping and offshore wind farms.


This tool is aimed at validating essential methodological tools that foster the strategies of integrated coastal zone management. The assessment proposes a common methodological framework for calculating and reporting indicators, and to illustrate the usefulness of the coastal Indicators of Sustainable Development approach to develop ICZM.


The practice presents a global synthesis of the work performed in the work package 2 of PERSEUS that was focused on the understanding of pressures and their impacts at costal level in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Maritime Spatial Planning Data Expert Sub-group of the HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working Group

The reports shows which data relevant for MSP should be shared among countries, what gaps exist as well as how the INSPIRE process can support MSP.


Practical criteria and a first set of tools that can be used repeatedly to assess ecological coherence of the Baltic Sea MPA networks.


MARISPLAN will investigate, with the aid of hydrodynamic, ecological, watershed and economic models how climate change will influence the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea.


This practice shows which data and meta-data were gathered in the BALANCE data portal. It includes guidelines for data harmonisation.