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 Maritime Spatial Planning as enabler of the European Green Deal


The MSP-GREEN project (Maritime Spatial Planning as enabler of the European Green Deal) is funded by the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund, Grant Agreement: 101081314 — MSP-GREEN — EMFAF-2021-PIA-MSP.

Project duration: 01 November 2022 – 31 October 2024.

The MSP-GREEN will be carried out by a Pan-European interdisciplinary consortium coordinated by CORILA (Consortium for Coordination of Research Activities of the Venice Lagoon), Italy. The other partners are: University of Venice (IUAV), Italy; National Research Council (CNR), Italy; Spanish National Research Council (SCIC), Spain; CEREMA (Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risks, the Environment, Mobility and Urban Planning), France; Regional Council of Southwest Finland (FI RCSW;) Center for Coastal and Marine Studies (CCMS), Bulgaria; Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia (MoEPRD); University of Western Brittany (UBO), France; IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea'), France; VASAB (Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea); Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), Germany.

Project objectives: The MSP-GREEN project addresses the challenge “Reflect and align maritime spatial plans to the ambition of the European Green Deal” and the related priority “MSP as an enabler of the European Green Deal” (EGD).

The proposal builds on the need to strengthen EGD components of MSP plans, to operationalise EGD objectives within MSP, to reinforce the coherence between different directives and solve conflicting objectives. It is essential to investigate further the best approach to foster the EGD ambition through all the MSP stages: implementation, monitoring and revision. MSP-GREEN aims at creating a framework for MSP plans as “marine enablers” of the EGD. The framework will address analysis and action dimensions and will provide a cross-cutting approach to the main key topics included in the EGD relevant for the marine environment and the sustainable transition of the blue economy: climate change, circular blue economy, protection of marine biodiversity, marine renewable energies, healthy and sustainable food provision.

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MSP-GREEN approach will build on three major components: analysis, innovation (via valuable practices and new actions), and transferability. Recommendations on how to strengthen the EGD ambition of EU MSP plans and boost EGD implementation with actions addressed by MSP will be prepared based on the project results and by consulting experts and practitioners at EU level. Project results will be transferred and further discussed across the EU sea basins, to strengthen the regional dimension and rise the ambition for a Sustainable Blue Economy, considering environmental, socio-economic, geopolitical, regional specificities. Dissemination of project findings among MSP and EGD stakeholders and the public across different basins will help bonding the European maritime and coastal cultural and socio-economic aspects towards a sustainable and long-lasting development, for the benefit of all in the entire European Union and neighbouring countries.

CCMS Role: in the MSP-GREEN CCMS represents the Black Sea Basin and will elaborate a study/analysis on new action fostering MSP contribution to the EGD objectives for Bulgaria. CCMS takes also active participation to all Work packages and Tasks.



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