Next MSP-GREEN Deliverable drops: D3.1 Sharing valuable practices for boosting the Green Deal through MSP

Published: Friday, 08 March 2024




This D3.1 Sharing valuable practices for boosting the Green Deal through MSP created in Work Package 3 has identified valuable and capitalizable experiences of EGD integration into MSP. The study looked at the operational level of the MSP Plans of the countries of the consortium members, focusing on spatial planning measures as well as on process-related practices.

In total, 21 valuable practices were identified from the six project partner’s countries. These practices showcase how MSP processes in project partners countries aim to target climate change mitigation (A), sustainable sea-food production (C), biodiversity and ecosystem protection and restoration (D); climate change adaptation (B), fair and just transition (G) and zero pollution (F).

Read the full report at the MSP-GREEN project results page!

The MSP4BIO first two deliverables are available online!

Published: Monday, 12 February 2024

MSP4BIO first two deliverables


What about starting the week by reading our first 2 deliverables published online:

 • D2.1: Overview of the available biodiversity datasets & platforms relevant for planning

D2.1 Overview of the available biodiversity datasets platforms relevant for planning

This deliverable presents an analysis of the availability of datasets, data platforms, tools, and models required by MSP4BIO. Data were compiled and the availability for each test site and data requirement (desideratum) was analyzed. Data availability varied considerably between test sites and desiderata. The analysis found several data gaps, which serve as guidance for data collection by other work packages. In total, 339 datasets, data platforms, tools and models were compiled from a wide variety of sources.
Read the full deliverable here!

Read more: The MSP4BIO first two deliverables are available online!

The 3rd Blue Horizons Newsletter is out and ready to read!

Published: Tuesday, 27 February 2024

MSP4BIO newsletter 03


As in the first two issues of our joint newsletter, we bring to you the latest updates of BLUE4ALL and MSP4BIO projects, as well as the latest news on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), and Ocean Conservation.

This 3rd issue introduces you with the BLUE4ALL's recent General Assembly in Lecce, Italy, where intellect and progress converged. The issue also explores MSP4BIO's latest innovation, the Data Compilation App, designed to make marine data accessible and easy to navigate. The events section is packed with opportunities, from joining the EU Blue Parks Community workshop to the upcoming 2nd Mission Arena to be held in Latvia and for which the registration is already open.

External news brings you the launch of the Mission Ocean and Waters service portal—a one-stop-shop for ocean stakeholders. Plus, don't miss the chance to apply for the MPA Awards, recognizing outstanding Marine Protected Areas contributing to #MissionOcean.


So, grab your tea or coffee, and dive into the latest updates in the world of Blue Horizons!

Summary of the MSP4BIO deliverable on MPA and MSP policy coherence is out!

Published: Friday, 09 February 2024

Summary 6.1 MSP4BIO short version

Check out what this comprehensive study is about: State of the art on key barriers and levers for policy coherence (D6.1):

To effectively halt biodiversity loss, integrating biodiversity considerations into a broad range of policies, including those outside the traditional environmental scope, is essential. The MSP4BIO project's Task 6.1 focused on assessing the incorporation of biodiversity into EU marine policies and sectors, evaluating the barriers to and facilitators of such integration, and understanding the role and effectiveness of the maritime spatial planning directive (MSPD) in promoting biodiversity conservation across the European Union.

The study involved a comprehensive analysis of how biodiversity is integrated into environmental, economic, and marine spatial planning (MSP) policies at EU, regional, and national levels, examining eight EU member states and four Regional Sea Conventions. Through interviews, workshop outcomes, and policy document reviews, the project identified how biodiversity is prioritized and the ambition behind conservation efforts within these policies.

The full study will be published in MSP4BIO’s website once finished!

Check out our deliverables section under our 'Publications' subpage! We will start uploading summaries of the work we have carried out and later on the full deliverables:

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