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Filter: Marine Spatial Planning
25 nov. 2021 - outreach-material - project: 9545 - English Project summary
The Adriatic Sea is at a crossroads. The region’s marine resources and ecosystems are at risk, facing growing ecological threats and under increasing strain from all sectors of the blue economy. A coordinated approach – across borders and between ...
25 nov. 2021 - factsheet - project: 9545 - English Ecosystem approach and Marine Spatial Planning: Key tools to manage natural resources in a sustainable way
Through the use of the ecosystem approach, Marine Spatial Planning benefits from a series of sustainability assessments and generates an integrated plan, contributing to the achievement of Good Environmental Status (GES). Thus, it ensures that the...
25 nov. 2021 - publication - project: 9545 - English Blue Economy in Montenegro
Analysis of blue economy in Montenegro presented in this report was conducted in the period February – May 2020. The purpose of the analysis was to serve, together with other studies, as a basis for implementation of GEF Adriatic project activitie...
25 nov. 2021 - report - project: 9545 - English Assessment of the Ecological Status and MSP preliminary initial assessment in VloraMarine Area (Albania) in the framework of the MSP Pilot Project supported by the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) within the cooperation
The present Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) study is elaborated within the framework of the IMAP, the ICZM Protocol and the MSP Decision (Decision on the MSP Conceptual Framework) and are part of the MSP Pilot Project “MSP Pilot project in synergy w...
25 nov. 2021 - publication - project: 9545 - English Guidelines for marine spatial planning process in Albania
The following guidelines have been drafted keeping in mind the different audiences and stakeholders to which they are dedicated and their different objectives: For the planner and the manager: Ensure a continuity of planning, management, enforcem...
25 nov. 2021 - report - project: 9545 - English Policy document: MSP for Montenegro
The first MSP for Montenegro, with proposals of sea use zones and regimes for environmental protection, rehabilitation and uses.
25 nov. 2021 - experience-notes - project: 9545 - English Integrating Ecosystem Approach into Marine Spatial Planning in the Adriatic
The GEF Adriatic Project (2018-2021) was implemented in Albania and Montenegro with the aim to restore the ecological balance of the Adriatic Sea through the use of the ecosystem approach and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). Furthermore, the project...
25 nov. 2021 - results-notes - project: 9545 - English Results and achievements of the of the GEF Adriatic project
GEF Adriatic is the first project within the UNEP/MAP system to have demonstrated the integration of an ecosystem approach in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). Using this approach, conservation measures, remediation initiatives and development activi...
28 aug. 2020 - outreach-material - project: 4940 - English [WIOSAP] Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Protection of the Western Indian Ocean from Land-Based Sources and Activities
The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) and coast is home to some of the most astounding natural treasures on earth—from the unparalleled coral reefs in the Northern Mozambique Channel to pristine beaches to nature reserves teeming with wildlife. These res...
27 jun. 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Marine Spatial Planning: Harnessing Marine Spatial Planning for Multi-Stakeholder Engagement
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO defines Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) as a process of analyzing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic and s...
07 apr. 2020 - English [LME17] Planned regional and global conferences
Presented by Kenneth Sherman, NOAA
07 apr. 2020 - English [LME17] The GloBallast online tools supporting global capacity building
Presented by Antoine Blonce, IMO
07 apr. 2020 - English [LME17] IW:LEARN past and future plans Scaling up Knowledge Management Through Global Partnerships in the 4th Phase
Presented by Mish Hamid, IW:LEARN
07 apr. 2020 - English [LME17] OceanTeacher Global Academy
Presented by Lucy Scott, Agulhas-Somali LME, OTGA SG
07 apr. 2020 - English [LME17] IOC training actions in the LME:Learn context / The IOC Capacity Development Strategy 2015-2021
Presented by Peter Pissierssens, IOC/IODE
07 apr. 2020 - English [LME17] ICES training actions and the LME-LEARN twinning plans
Presented by Wojciech Wawrzyński , ICES
07 apr. 2020 - English [LME17] Problematic and some proposals of subregional measures to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the CCLME area
Presented by Birane Sambe, Canary Current LME
07 apr. 2020 - English [LME17] IUU Fishing Challenges and solutions in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape
Presented by Marco Quesada, Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape
07 apr. 2020 - English [LME17] Key international approaches to combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
Presented by Mathew Camilleri, FAO
07 apr. 2020 - English [LME17] The challenges of addressing marine debris in the Humboldt Current LME
Presented by Michael Akester, Humboldt Current LME




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