Practices

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42 MSP Practices

COEXIST 

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

MARISPLAN

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

MARMONI

One of the main aims of the MARMONI project was to develop a new set of marine biodiversity indicators and elaborate new monitoring concept for assessment of the status of marine biodiversity.

HELCOM Secretariat

This online tool allows for comparison of shipping traffic intensity in the Baltic Sea by ship type and date.

MARMONI

This practice researches the overlap between the MSFD and other EU and international laws and agreements. It investigates where do synergies exist and includes the opinions of international experts in the Baltic Sea Region.

BALTSPACE

The Bow-tie approach comes from a risk assessment background.

Angel Borja, Michael Elliott, María C. Uyarra, Jacob Carstensen and Marianna Mea

This book provides a 2017 update on scientific findings regarding implementing the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), and its aim of achieving good environmental status in all European seas by 2020.

Marine Policy Volume 83, September 2017, Pages 83-91

Many decisions need to be made during the course of an MSP process, but although the use of decision support tools can help planners make decisions in a more systematic and objective way, their use is not widespread.

KnowSeas

The objective of EBMS was to facilitate the implementation of the environmental management with the values of the management by ecosystem giving a better implementation of this strategy of the United Nations.

BALANCE

This set of practical information shows essential fish habitats and fish migration patters in the Northers Baltic Sea

MSP for Blue Growth in the Gulf of Finland / The Finnish Inventory Programme for the Underwater Marine Environment

VELMU surveys maritime habitats in Finnish waters collecting data on underwater marine biotopes and species.

COEXIST

Guidance of better integration of Aquaculture, Fisheries, and other Activities in the Coastal Zone

This is a multi-fleet, multispecies, bio-economic simulation and optimisation model to evaluate, management strategies.