RESULTS

D50 is composed of a comparative set of factsheets of the national MSP plans from the MSPMED partner countries in order to detect common points and principal differences between them. This document offers a common layout that can make easier the comparison of plans regarding governance, stages/phases, stakeholders’ involvement/engagement, etc., in a
synthetic and practical way.
The methodology conducted to develop this work consisted in a systematic review of national MSP plans’ information of the MSPMED countries available in their official websites or in resources’ portals as MSPglobal and the EU MSP Platform. This first collection of information was afterwards complemented with a direct consultation to MSPMED partners.

The transboundary reflection between Italy, Monaco and France was sought to highlight the interactions of the two communities in the RAMOGEPOL plan area. The objective of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for a dialogue between Italy, France and Monaco’s both the MSP and maritime surveillance authorities and relevant stakeholders. It focused on respective national maritime surveillance organisations, actions at sea and supporting tools. The workshop was an occasion to draw the attention of stakeholders on the role of MSP data and cartographic representation for the action of the State at sea activities. 

The report of the 6th Technical Workshop about “Monitoring of Implementation” is here. Monitoring is essential for planning in order to understand if the plan is successful, if its vision and objectives are met and how to upgrade it and adapt it. The implementation of a plan is a long process and takes between 5 to 10 years where it’s necessary to identify a reliable set of indicators. To achieve an optimal result, monitoring is expected to take place along the implementation phase (e.g. annually) to cover the full scope of the action.

You can now download the report about the knowledge about interactions between Mediterranean ecosystems and maritime uses, with a specific focus on wind farm development in the Gulf of Lion area that was developed by FEM in collaboration with the OFB and the IEO-CSIC with the scientific and technical community through a series of technical meetings and interviews. While the main objective was to provide knowledge on the interactions between the marine ecosystems of the Gulf of Lion and the development of offshore floating wind farms. it was also entrusted to adapt the first steps of a method for study the cumulative effects on the Mediterranean Sea context and on offshore floating wind farms technologies in order to benefit from feedback on the method’s implementation and to propose the basis for a subsequent implementation.

The report of D7 about the Gulf of Lion– France and Spain: Planning the offshore Gulf of Lions in regards with ecosystems is out! It discusses about the knowledge synthesis about ecological stakes related to seabirds, marine mammals, sea turtles and canyon deep habitats. This report aims to boost knowledge and to complete an updated view of ecological stakes at the Gulf of Lions scale; to highlight important knowledge gaps to be bridged, and perspectives or solutions; and to inform the way evaluation and MPA designations mobilize existing knowledge in order to support MSP processes in Spain and France. Finally, it aims at encouraging cross-border cooperation to inform ecological stakes relative to cetaceans, sea turtles, seabirds, and canyon deep habitats. Download and check the report!

The Report of Fifth Technical workshop about stakeholder engagement in MSP is now ready! Stakeholder engagement in MSP is a complex asset of the plans due to the great number and diversity of maritime stakeholders in different levels (horizontal and vertically). Two guest institutions from Finland and WWF as well as the different competent authorities of the MSPMED consortium shared about how engaging key stakeholders in the development of plans is essential, among others to encompass issue identification, evidence gathering and consensus building.

Analysis of National Geoportal is an overview of the Italian online portal that will host the MSP Italian data and maps related to the National plan. The portal will act as a repository and interface for public consultation. The text describes its wireframe, ….. and many functionalities.

The Communication Plan (CP) presents an overview of the actions planned and carried out in communicating the project, it is updated every six months. In this new release the social media campaigns, newsletters and other media outreaches that took place until August 2021 are listed and described.

“From data to knowledge. Supporting adaptive management in MSP”

The full report about the 4th Technical Workshop done on the 9th of July discussed data availability and sharing in an adaptive management perspective. It explored how data use can benefit the entire planning process as well as enhancing transboundary planning coordination. The workshop involving all the consortium of partners of MSPMED included presentations from the national practices of each of the member states, and presentations from guest institutions as DG MARE, EMODnet, HELCOM, MSP PLATFORM, TEG on Data in MSP and the Scottish government.

D35 Slovenia: Workshop Report Identifying data/information gaps for the regional spatial plan: The coast between Koper and Izola

RRC Koper organized a workshop aiming at identifying data gaps and organizing the sharing of information necessary for the preparation of the maritime spatial plans for the Koper Bay Area and the coastal area between Izola and Koper. The Workshop was conceived to support a common framework for cross-border data sharing and to tackle specific national needs.
As the municipalities of Koper and Izola are preparing the Regional Spatial Plans for their coastal areas, the workshop employed the necessary data for the preparation of the concrete plan for the implementation of MSP. The workshop was held with the participation of many stakeholders. Finally, the report lists the preparation of the key steps needed for the planning and the management of the coastal strip between Koper and Izola.

Development vision, objectives and concept for Koper Bay

The workshop took place on February 26, 2021 aimed at defining the coastal area between Koper and Izola to serve as the basis for the preparation of the Regional Spatial Plan (RSP) of the area. The workshop has been done with the cooperation of stakeholders where programme elements, vision, goals for the Bay, and other specific concepts for the coastal area have been discussed. The report describes the structure of the event while recapitulating the shared contents, the elements of discussion and foreseen strategies.

Development vision, objectives and concept for Koper Bay

The report of the first workshop carried out by RRC Koper, the event was held with the purpose of preparing the vision, goals and concepts of spatial development along the Bay of Koper. This was done a using participatory method, that will guide the preparation of spatial planning acts in municipalities (including the Regional Spatial Plan RSP) and the selection and preparation of projects related to coastal-marine management in the programming period 2021-2027. 

The first leaflet of the project describes its nuts and bolts in an accessible way, providing information about its structure and expected results. It will be distributed in a printed version during events and meetings.

“Ecosystem-Based Maritime Spatial Planning in the Mediterranean”

The outcomes of the February Technical Workshop among project partners on Ecosystem Based MSP in the Mediterranean Basin are collected in this comprehensive report. The event was divided into a plenary session with case studies presented by international experts from UNEP-MAP, WWF Med, FAO-GFCM, ETC-UMA and was followed by three parallel sessions dealing with EBA in the analysis phase, design phase and implementation of adaptive EB in MSP.

The Communication Plan (CP) presents an overview of the actions planned and carried out in communicating the project, it is reviewed every six months to verify that the initiatives are effective (e.g. social media strategies). In this release the social media campaigns, newsletters and other media outreaches that took place until February 2021 are listed and described.

“LSI analysis for MSP”

This report collects the results of the workshop on LSI analysis approaches, LSI is generally interpreted as the set of processes linking terrestrial and marine areas and MSPMED partners could share national procedures and explore different features of LSI while setting the ground for further cross-border consultations on the topic.

“Governance scheme at National and sub-national levels for Spatial Planning in relation to MSP in Greece”

“Governance scheme at National and sub-national levels for Spatial Planning in relation to MSP in Greece” gives a useful insight in the Greek approach at MSP. The writing, crafted by The Ministry of the Environment & Energy with the support of the University of Thessaly offers a detailed overview of projects and protocols followed to develop MSP on the Greek shores and waters.

1st Technical workshop “Governance and administrative frameworks on implementation”

In may 2020 the first technical workshop took place, it addressed the Governance topic with a focus on  Planning frameworks, Governance frameworks and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of each country. This report is a useful insight on purposes and results of the workshop. A nice plus, it comes with visual minutes that aim at explaining in an accessible way such complex topics.

The Communication Plan offers an useful overview of the project and on communication activities planned within MSPMED. The document describes the different typologies of communication foreseen in the project, the tools, target audience, communication objectives, the visual identity and, in general, the work structure. Also a user manual for the project’s logotype and guidelines for social media communication have been included in the CP.