Practices

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49 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.

Dutch MSP process

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

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.

BLAST - Bringing Land and sea together

Using the 27 climate change indicators developed by the European Expert Group on ICZM, COINS helps coastal planners take account of potential future impacts of climate change in their work.

MESH

The MESH project aimed to promote harmonised production and use of marine habitat maps covering the North West European seas by adapting and enhancing previous achievements in this area.

Seanergy 2020

Scenarios are used to find more flexible solutions in a transparent manner for cross-border MSP and determine benefits.

Wadden Sea Forum

The Wadden Sea Region (WSR) Planning Portal, based on a GIS, is an innovative application mapping the WSR including the EEZs of The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

MESMA

The practice has the aim of ensuring consistency and quality in the handling and management of geospatial and other data and optimal alignment with EU common data standards.

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.

BLAST - Bringing Land and sea together

BLAST - Bringing Land and Sea Together (2009-2012): a regional project for better integration of information across the coastal margin in the North Sea region.

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.