The new project MSP-GREEN contributes to align maritime spatial plans to the ambition of the EGD by creating a framework for plans as marine enablers of the EGD. The framework will provide a cross-cutting approach to the EGD key topics relevant for marine environment and sustainable transition of blue economy: climate change, circular blue economy, marine biodiversity, marine renewable energies, sustainable food provision. Recommendations on how to strengthen the EGD ambition of EU MSP plans will be prepared. The sea basins' dimension will be promoted by considering environmental, socio-economic, and cultural specificities also, via dedicated Ocean Literacy driven communication.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023
9.30 – 17.00 CET

A launching conference has been organized by CORILA, IUAV and CNR-ISMAR, in Venice, at IUAV – Tolentini premises, to present to the public the project objectives, invite speakers to describe state of the art and case studies on key topics for the maritime ecological transition.

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The project Partners are: CORILA (PC), IUAV, CNR-ISMAR (IT), IEO_CSIC (SP), CEREMA, UBO, IFREMER (FR), MoEPRD (LV), FI RCSW (FI), CCMS (BG). Associated Partners are VASAB and BSH.

The allocated budget, co-funded by the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund, is of 1 933 490.03 € and the project duration is of 2 years, starting November 2022.

Specific objectives of the project are to:
  • Assess whether and how MSP plans have considered the EGD objectives
  • Assess what are the major gaps, challenges and trade-offs in mainstreaming EGD into MSP,
  • Identify and exchange valuable practises of incorporation of EGD elements in MSP plans

  • Identify, design and start implementing additional actions to strengthen the implementation of EGD-related objectives
  • Provide recommendations to EU countries on how to use MSP in fostering the achievement of the EGD goals
  • Engage regional sea communities – including non-EU countries – in a dialogue on the EGD ambition and the role of marine planning for a Sustainable Blue Economy
The Sea horizon, is green.