International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network


ADRIPLAN. 2015. ADRIPLAN Conclusions and Recommendations: A short manual for MSP implementation in the Adriatic-Ionian Region. Venice: CNR-ISMAR.

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Anon. 2012. Harnessing our ocean wealth: an Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland

Anon. 2014. Maritime Spatial Plan for the Belgian part of the North Sea.

Anon. 2015. Update of the integrated management plan for the Barents Sea – Lofoten area including an update of the delimitation of the marginal ice zone. -Meld. St. 20 (2014–2015). Report to the Storting (white paper).

Anon. 2017. NationalFramework forMarine SpatialPlanning in SouthAfrica.

Anon. (n.d.). Comprehensive management plan for the Wadden Sea . Description prepared for the ARTWEI project.

ASQ.. Learn about Quality: What is Total Quality Management?

BalticLINes. 2016. Shipping in the Baltic Sea – Past, present and future developments relevant for Maritime Spatial Planning. Project Report I.

BalticLINes. 2017. Stakeholder Involvement in Long-term Maritime Spatial Planning: Latvian Case.

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Baltic SCOPE. 2017a. Coherent Cross-border Maritime Spatial Planning for the Southwest Baltic Sea – Results from Baltic SCOPE.

BalticSCOPE. 2017b. Evaluation and Monitoring of Transboundary Aspects of Maritime Spatial Planning – a Methodological Guidance.

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Baltic Sea Region MSP Data Expert sub-group.

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Beyer, B., Schultz-Zehden, A., Vollmann, T., Cahill, B., Roß, A. and C. Coornaert. 2017. Towards and Implementation Strategy for the Sustainable Blue Growth agenda for the Baltic Sea Region.

Blaesbjerg, M., Pawlak, J., Sorenson, T.K., and O. Vestergaard. 2009. Towards area-based management of sandeels in the North Sea: the role of large-scale connectivity.

Blue Solution. 2015. Blue solutions from Latin America and the Wider Caribbean.

BOEM. 2015. Real-time Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations (RODEO).

BONUS Baltspace Project. MSP Explained: Integration challenges in Maritime Spatial Planning in the Baltic Sea Region: Retiveved from Erik Ooms Vimeo account.

Brouwer, H. and J. Woodhill. 2016. MSP Guide: How to design and facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships.Wageningen: Wageningen University.

Cameron, L., Hekkenberg, M., and K. Veum. 2011. Seanergy 2020: Transnational maritime spatial planning: Recommendations.

CCALMR Scientific Committee.

Clean Energy Group. 2017. Federal Marine Spatial Planning: West Coast Update. Webinar recording from U.S. Regional Planning Bodies. February 2, 2017.

Convention on Biological Diversity.

Cormier, R., Kannen, A., Elliott, M. and P. Hall. 2015. Marine Spatial Planning Quality Management System. ICES Cooperative Research Report No. 327. Copenhagen: ICES.

Crona, J.S., Ruskule, A., Kopti, M., Käppeler, B., Dael, S. and M. Wesołowska. 2017. The Ecosystem Approach in Maritime Spatial Planning: A Checklist Toolbox. Baltic SCOPE Project.

Day, J.C. 2015. Marine Spatial Planning: One of the fundamental tools to help achieve effective marine conservation in the Great Barrier Reef in: Hassan, D., Kuokkanen, T. and N. Soininen (eds.). Transboundary Marine Spatial Planning and International Law. Abingdon: Routledge.

The Economist. 2012. Maritime Disputes: Make Law, not War.:

Ecopath. Ecopath with Ecosim.

Ehler, C. 2017. World-wide Status and Trends of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning. Keynote Address at the 2nd International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (15 – 17 March 2017). Paris: UNESCO.

Ehler, C, and F. Douvere. 2009. Marine Spatial Planning: a step-by-step approach toward ecosystem-based management. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Man and the Biosphere Programme. IOC Manual and Guides No. 53, ICAM Dossier No. 6. Paris: UNESCO.

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EU MSP Platform. (n.d). MARXAN site selection tool in MSP. Practice Description.

European Commission. 2004. Project Cycle Management Guidelines. Brussels: EuropeAid Cooperation Office.

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European Commission. 2010. Study on the economic effects of Maritime Spatial Planning.. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

European Commission. 2017a. Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI- CFF). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

European Commission. 2017b. Study on Cross-border Cooperation on Maritime Spatial Planning. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

European Commission. 2017c. Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCALMR). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

European Commission. 2017d. Marine Functional Zoning in Xiamen, China. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

European Commission. 2017e. MSP Data Study.

European Commission. 2017f. MSP for Blue Growth. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. /

European Commission. 2017g. Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

European Commission. 2018. Indicator development handbook from: Study: MSP for Blue Growth.

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HELCOM-VASAB. 2016. Guidelines on Transboundary Consultations, Public Participation and Co-operation.

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INTERACT project.

Jay, S. 2015. Transboundary marine spatial planning in the Irish Sea in: Hassan, D., Kuokkanen, T. and N. Soininen (eds.). Transboundary Marine Spatial Planning and International Law. Abingdon: Routledge.

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Kanbanize. Kanban explained for beginners.

Kannen, A., Gee, K., Blazauskas, N., Cormier, R., Dahl, K., Göke, C., Morf, A., Ross, A. and A. Schultz-Zehden. 2016). BONUS BALTSPACE Deliverable 3.2: A Catalogue of Approaches and Tools for MSP.

Kappel, C.V., Halpern, S., Budreski, K., Healy, D., Napoli, N., Starbuck, K. and S. Moura. 2012. Mapping Cumulative Impacts of Human Activities on Marine Ecosystems (03.NCEAS.12) Boston: SeaPlan.

Käppeler, B. Toben, S., Chmura, G., Walkowicz, S., Nolte, N., Schmidt, P., Lamp, J., Göke, C. and C. Mohn. 2012. Developing a Pilot Maritime Spatial Plan for the Pomeranian Bight and Arkona Basin. BaltSeaPlan Report 9.

Lukic, I., Schultz-Zehden, A. and L.S. de Grunt. 2018. Handbook for developing Visions in MSP. Technical Study under the Assistance Mechanism for the Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Marine Cadastre website.

Marine Management Organisation. Marine Planning in England.


Matczak, M., Przedrzymirska, J., Zaucha, J. and A. Schultz-Zehden. 2014. Handbook on multi-level consultations in MSP. PartiSEApateproject.

McCann, J. and S. Schumann. 2013. The Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan: Managing Ocean Resources Through Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning A Practitioner’s Guide. Narragansett, R.I. : University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center/Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program.

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Nichersu, I., Marin, E., Sela, F., Trifanov, C. and M. Mierla. 2018. Room for the river in Cat’s Bend: Application of the SketchMatch method in Romania. 38th IAD Conference, June 2010, Dresden, Germany.

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Panorama Marine and Coastal Solutions Portal.

PERSEUS Adaptive Marine Policy Toolbox.

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Schultz-Zehden, A. and K. Gee. 2014. MSP Governance Framework Report from the PartiSEAPate project.

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SIMCelt project. Spatial Demands and Scenarios.

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United Kingdom: MSP Platform.

Urtāne, I., Kedo, K., Vološina, M., Ruskule, A., Ustups, D., Āboltiņš, R., Aigars, J., Sprukta, S., Konsap, A., Aps, R., Kopti, M., Kotta, J., Kull, A., Rosenhall, E., Schmidtbauer Crona, J. and T. Selnes. 2017. Towards Coherent Cross-Border Maritime Spatial Planning in the Central Baltic Sea – Case Study Report.

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WWF. Strategies for Sustainability in the Coral Triangle.

WWF Germany. 2010. Become a Maritime Spatialist in 10 Minutes. Stralsund: WWF Germany.