Evaluation of Marine Spatial Planning: do it yourself!

Start reading:

  • Stelzenmüller et al (2013) Monitoring and evaluation of spatially managed areas: A generic framework for implementation of ecosystem based marine management and its application. Marine Policy 37:149-164

    Manuals:

  • MESMA newsletters and general information

    • Newsletter 1 - February 2011 (PDF)
    • Newsletter 2 - February 2012 (PDF)
    • Newsletter 3 - April 2013 (PDF)
    • General flyer (PDF) (June 2010)
    • EU factsheet (PDF) (Dec 2009)
    • General powerpoint (PDF) (March 2010) 


    MESMA scientific articles

    2014

  • Olsen E, Fluharty D, Hoel A.H., Hostens K, Maes F, Peccue E (2014) Integration at the Round Table: Marine Spatial Planning in Multi-Stakeholder Settings(http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0109964)

  • Pipitone C, Badalamenti F, Vega Fernández T, D'Anna G (2014). Chapter 10 - Spatial Management of Fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea: Problematic Issues and a Few Success Stories. In: Advances in Marine Biology 69: 371-402 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128002148000104)

  • 2013

    • Kyriazi Z, Maes F, Rabaut M, Vincx M, Degraer S (2013) The integration of nature conservation into the marine spatial planning process. Marine Policy 38:133-139
    • Qiu W, Jones PJS (2013) The emerging policy landscape for marine spatial planning in Europe. Marine Policy 39:182-190
    • Johnson K, Kerr S, Side J (2013) Marine renewables and coastal communities—Experiences from the offshore oil industry in the 1970s and their relevance to marine renewables in the 2010s. Marine Policy 38:491-499
    • Stelzenmüller V, Breen P, Stamford T, Thomsen F, Badalamenti F, Borja Á, Buhl-Mortensen L, Carlstöm J, D’Anna G, Dankers N, Degraer S, Dujin M, Fiorentino F, Galparsoro I, Giakoumi S, Gristina M, Johnson K, Jones PJS, Katsanevakis S, Knittweis L, Kyriazi Z, Pipitone C, Piwowarczyk J, Rabaut M, Sørensen TK, van Dalfsen J, Vassilopoulou V, Vega Fernández T, Vincx M, Vöge S, Weber A, Wijkmark N, Jak R, Qiu W, ter Hofstede R (2013) Monitoring and evaluation of spatially managed areas: A generic framework for implementation of ecosystem based marine management and its application. Marine Policy 37:149-164

    2012

    • Giakoumi S, Katsanevakis S, Vassilopoulou V, Panayotidis P, Kavadas S, Issaris Y, Kokkali A, Frantzis A, Panou A, Mavrommati G (2012) Could European marine conservation policy benefit from systematic conservation planning? (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aqc.2273/full). Aquatic Conserv: Mar Freshw Ecosyst 22:762-775
    • Issaris et al. (2012) Ecological mapping and data quality assessment for the needs of ecosystem-based marine spatial management: case study Greek Ionian Sea and the adjacant gulf. Mediterranean Marine Science 13(2) 297-311
    • Johnson K, Kerr S, Side J (2012) Accommodating wave and tidal energy – Control and decision in Scotland. Ocean & Coastal Management 65:26-33
    • Jones PJS (2012) Marine protected areas in the UK: challenges in combining top-down and bottom-up approaches to governance. Environmental Conservation 39:248-258
    • Salomidi et al. (2012) Assessment of goods and services, vulnerability, and conservation status of European seabed biotopes: a stepping stone towards ecosystem based marine spatial management. Mediterranean Marine Science 13(1): 49-88
    • Katsanevakis S, Weber A, Pipitone C, Leopold M, Cronin M, Scheidat M, Doyle T, Buhl-Mortensen L, Buhl-Mortensen P, D’Anna G, de Boois I, Dalpadado P, Damalas D, Fiorentino F, Garofalo G, Giacalone VM, Hawley KL, Issaris Y, Jansen J, Knight CM, Knittweis L, Kröncke I, Mirto S, Muxika I, Reiss H, Skjoldal HR, Vöge S (2012) Monitoring marine populations and communities: methods dealing with imperfect detectability. Aquatic Biology 16: 31-52

    2011

    • Katsanevakis et al. (2011) Ecosystem-based marine spatial management: review of concepts, policies, approaches, and critical issues. Ocean and Coastal Management, 54: 807-820. In this paper the state of the art of ecosystem-based marine spatial management is given.


    MESMA deliverables

    Work package 1: Existing information

    • D1.1 Review Document on the Management of Marine Areas with particular regard on Concepts, Objectives, Frameworks and Tools to Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate Spatially Managed Areas (PDF).
    • D1.2 Catalogue of European seabed biotopes (PDF). This catalogue provides information for the majority of the EU seabed biotopes following the EUNIS system. We focused on sublittoral, fully marine EUNIS habitat types at level-4 and beyond. In total, we compiled 67 biotopes at EUNIS-4 level (including Black Sea), and 27 sub-biotopes at EUNIS levels 5 and 6.
    • D1.3  Paper on existing knowledge: Katsanevakis et al. (2011) Ecosystem-based marine spatial management: review of concepts, policies, approaches, and critical issues. Ocean and Coastal Management, 54: 807-820. In this paper the state of the art of ecosystem-based marine spatial management is given.

    Work package 2: Framework for monitoring and evaluation of Spatially Managed Marine Areas

    • D2.1 Generic framework for monitoring and evaluation of Spatially Managed Areas (SMAs) (PDF)
    • D2.2 Generic framework manual (PDF)
    • D2.3 Protocol for Application of Generic Framework (PDF)
    • D2.4 Paper on Framework SMA:  Stelzenmüller et al. (2013) Monitoring and evaluation of spatially managed areas: A generic framework for implementation of ecosystem based marine management and its application. Marine Policy 37:149-164

    Work package 3: Case Studies

    • D3.1 and D3.2 Selection procedure and description of the MESMA Case Studies, including annexes (PDF)
    • D3.3 Applicability of Framework: 1st run application of the 9 selected case studies (PDF)
    • D3.4 Position paper on lessons-learned for the improvement of the generic concept and the necessary tools (PDF)
    • D3.5 Comparison paper: Paper on the comparison of case studies, building on the overlap of human pressures and/or priority habitats (PDF)
    • D3.6 Zoning plan of case studies: Evaluation of spatial management options for the case studies (PDF) (Annexes with case study reports in ZIP)

    Work package 4: Development and evaluation of management tools 

    • D4.1 An Inventory of management questions to be addressed with the tools (PDF)
    • D4.2 Definition and structure of management tools to be used within the case studies: Initial set of management tools developed and published on the web (PDF)
    • D4.3 Set of management tools: Initial set of management tools developed and published on web (PDF)
    • D4.4 Tests of set of management tools: Performance evaluation and validation of the management tools (PDF)
    • D4.5 Final Set of Management Tools. Final set of management tools and recommendations for improvements (PDF Glossy version)
    • D4.5 Final Set of Management Tools: Final set of management tools and recommendations for improvements (PDF report version)

    Work package 5: Data standards and infrastructure

    • D5.1 Guide to Metadata Tools, Data Access Portal and Data Inventory(PDF).
    • D5.2 MESMA Data Types and Availability With Recommendations for MESMA SDI incl annexes (PDF)
    • D5.2 MESMA Metadata Profile-AnnexA (PDF)
    • D5.2 MESMA Metadata Profile-AnnexB-implementation (PDF)
    • D5.3 Data model and Ontologies (PDF)
    • D5.4-D5.5 GIS Integrated Map Products, Meta-Database and Interconnected Geographic Database (PDF)
    • D5.6 Guidance, System Evaluation, and Recommendations for Best Practice (PDF)

    Work package 6: Governance

    • D6.1 Typology of Conflicts in MESMA case studies (PDF)
    • D6.2 Approaches for addressing conflicts in the MESMA case studies (PDF)

    Work package 7: Knowledge transfer and synthesis

    • D7.1 MESMA General flyer (PDF)
    • D7.2 MESMA website (www.mesma.org)
    • D7.3 MESMA periodic activity reports (for project members only)
    • D7.4 MESMA Scientific articles (see overview above)
    • D7.6 MESMA Video (MOVIE) The video illustrates the content and relevance of the MESMA project.
    • D7.7 Google Earth file showing the case studies
    • D7.8 Project synthesis report (PFD)
    • D7.9 Follow on strategy (for project members only)
    • D7.10 MESMA dissimination strategy (for project members only)

    Work package 8: Management

    • D8.1 MESMA Sharepoint (for project members only)
    • D8.2 MESMA Consortium agreement (for project members only)
    • D8.5 MESMA project handbook (for project members only)


    MESMA Final Conference (8-10 Oct 2013, Lisbon)

    Programme including abstracts

    Photos of the conference


    MESMA Posters

    2011

    • 'A close look at marine spatial management in the Southern North Sea.' By Ellen Pecceu, Kris Hostens et al. (ILVO: an ocean of Opportunity, 11 Feb 2011; Vliz Young marine scientists’ day, 25 feb 2011; Studiedag: Mariene Aggregaatextractie, 17 Oct 2011)
    • Wadden Sea Governance Analysis (International Symposium on the Ecology of the Wadden Sea, Texel, 10-14 Oct 2011) (PDF)
    • MESMA: un progetto europeo per la gestione spaziale delle risorse. Il caso dello Stretto di Sicilia (42nd Congr Italian Soc Mar Biol, Olbia, 23-28 May 2011) (PDF)

    2010

    • 'Marine Spatial Management - Climate Change' (PDF) (ICES Ann. Conf. Nantes, Sept 2010)
    • 'It's all about weighing interests' (PDF) (ICES Ann. Conf. Nantes, Sept 2010)


    MESMA presentations

  • 2014

    • P.Jones (2014). Marine Spatial Planning in Reality: Preliminary Governance Findings of the MESMA. Open Channel webinar. 1 April 2014 (link)

    • Monitoring and Evaluation of marine Spatially Managed Areas. O.G. Bos, V. Stelzenmüller. EBM Tools webinar. 25 Feb 2014. (PDF) (recorded movie)

  • 2013

    2012

    • Governing Marine Protected Areas - resilience through diversity. P. Jones (ULC). Global Marine Protected Area Enforcement conference, 26 November 2012, San Fransisco, USA (PDF)
    • MESMA and the Wadden Sea. S. Vöge, A. Slob, T. Geerdink, C. Röckmann. Wadden Sea Forum 21th meeting, 13-14 November 2012, Leck, Germany (PDF)
    • 'MPA's in England: context and challenges'. Dr. Peter Jones (UCL) at the conference on Marine Conservation: Marine protected Area implication: working together to achieve sustainable development (London, 8th Nov 2012) (PDF)
    • MESMA dissimination strategy. Presentation at the 'Open Stakeholder Workshop to Explore the Challenges to Effective Knowledge Capture and Transfer', organised by EU project MarineTT (www.marinett.eu). Brussels, 23 May 2012.
    • MESMA: An integrated tool box to support an ecosystem based spatial management of marine areas. Presentation at ICES conference 'Marine Strategy 2012', 14-16 May 2012, Copenhagen (PDF)
    • 'Effective governance frameworks to implement ecosystem-based management: ecological connectivity through institutional connectivity' at the UNEP Global Conference on Land Ocean Interactions (Manila, The Philippines, Jan 2012) (PDF)

    2011

    • 'Governance, Planning and the European Ambition for Marine Space' at the Conference of Coastal Management 2011 (Belfast, Nov 2011) (PDF)
    • 'MESMA: for sustainable use of European seas and coastal areas' at the Wadden Sea Forum – ICES WGICZM (Hamburg, Sept 2011)

    2010

    • 'What social values are held for our seas and how can they be taken into account in management decisions?' at the Coastal Futures 2010: Review and future trends (London, Jan 2010)


    MESMA Case Study reports

    MESMA Case study 1: Southern North Sea

    • Case study: Dogger Bank (PDF)
    • Case Study: Wadden Sea (PDF)
    • Kindt-Larsen L, Sørensen TK (2012). Application of the MESMA Framework. Case Study: The Skagerrak sub-area. MESMA report, 39 pp. (PDF)
    • Pecceu E, Hostens K, Rabaut M, Vanaverbeke J (2012). Application of the MESMA Framework. Case Study:
      Belgian Part of the North Sea. MESMA report, 70 pp. (PDF)

    MESMA Case study 2: Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters (Scotland)

    • Johnson K, Kerr S, Side J (2012). Application of the MESMA Framework. Case Study 2: Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Scotland. Second Run (Final Version). MESMA report, 83 pp (PDF)

    MESMA Case study 3: Barents Sea and Lofoten

    • Buhl-Mortensen L, Olsen E, Røttingen I, Buhl-Mortensen P, Hoel AH, Lid Ringheim S, Grøsvik BE, Nygaard Holen S, Gonzalez-Mirelis G, Skulstad EM (2012). Application of the MESMA Framework. Case Study: The Barents Sea. MESMA report, 138 pp. (PDF)

    MESMA Case study 5: Basque Country Continental Shelf

    • Galparsoro I, Pascual M, Aranda M, Borja Á, Menchaca I, Calvo M (2013). Application of the MESMA Framework. Case Study: Basque Country (SE Bay of Biscay). MESMA report, 169 pp (PDF)

    MESMA Case study 6: Strait of Sicily

    • Vega Fernández T, Pace ML, Badalamenti F, D’Anna G, Fiorentino F, Garofalo G, Gristina M, Knittweis L, Mirto M, Pipitone C (2012). Application of the MESMA Framework. Case Study: Strait of Sicily. MESMA report, 320 pp (PDF)

    MESMA Case study 7: Inner Ionian Archipelago and adjacent gulfs (Greece)

    • Vassilopoulou V, Katsanevakis S, Panayotidis P, Anagnostou C, Damalas D, Dogrammatzi A, Drakopoulou V, Giakoumi S, Haralabous J, Issaris Y, , Kavadas S, Klaoudatos D, Kokkali A, Kyriakidou C, Maina I, Mavromati G, Palialexis A, Sakellariou D, Salomidi M (2012). Application of the MESMA Framework. Case Study: Inner Ionian Archipelago & adjacent gulfs. MESMA report, 240 pp. (PDF)

    MESMA Case study 8: Baltic Sea

    • Case study Östergotland (PDF)
    • Case study Puck Bay (PDF)

    MESMA Case study 9: Black Sea

    • Schipper C.A, Todorova V., Doncheva V. (2012). Application of the MESMA Framework. Case Study: Bulgarian Part of the Black Sea. MESMA report, 71 pp (PDF)


    MESMA workshop reports

    • Stakeholder Workshop Inverness Schotland (PDF)


    MESMA technical publications

    • MESMA Glossary (webpage) (June 2011)
    • MESMA Glossary (PDF) (June 2011)
    • Marine Spatial Planning Tools (webpage)
    • MESMA spatial data: GEONETWORK (webpage)
    • Overview of emerging EU policies for MSP (PDF) (Nov 2011)


    MESMA outreach

    • Google Earth file showing case studies
    • Article in staff magazine of Deltares ('Ruimtelijke ordening op zee: een zee van ruimte, of toch niet?' Deltaresponse, Deltares Personeelsblad 14, juni 2011) (PDF in Dutch)


  • MESMA Central Exchange - HELP files

    STEP 1a

  • MESMA Case study 1: Southern North Sea | subarea Skagerrak | subarea Belgium |
  • MESMA Case study 2: Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters (Scotland)
  • MESMA Case study 3: Barents Sea and Lofoten
  • MESMA Case study 4: Celtic Sea
  • MESMA Case study 5: Basque Country Continental Shelf
  • MESMA Case study 6: Strait of Sicily
  • MESMA Case study 7: Inner Ionian Archipelago and adjacent gulfs (Greece)
  • MESMA Case study 8: Baltic Sea
  • MESMA Case study 9: Black Sea

    STEP 1b

  • MESMA Case study 1: Southern North Sea | subarea Skagerrak | subarea Belgium |
  • MESMA Case study 2: Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters (Scotland)
  • MESMA Case study 3: Barents Sea and Lofoten
  • MESMA Case study 4: Celtic Sea 
  • MESMA Case study 5: Basque Country Continental Shelf
  • MESMA Case study 6: Strait of Sicily
  • MESMA Case study 7: Inner Ionian Archipelago and adjacent gulfs (Greece)
  • MESMA Case study 8: Baltic Sea
  • MESMA Case study 9: Black Sea

    STEP 2a

  • MESMA Case study 1: Southern North Sea | subarea Skagerrak | subarea Belgium |
  • MESMA Case study 2: Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters (Scotland)
  • MESMA Case study 3: Barents Sea and Lofoten
  • MESMA Case study 4: Celtic Sea
  • MESMA Case study 5: Basque Country Continental Shelf
  • MESMA Case study 6: Strait of Sicily
  • MESMA Case study 7: Inner Ionian Archipelago and adjacent gulfs (Greece)
  • MESMA Case study 8: Baltic Sea
  • MESMA Case study 9: Black Sea

    STEP 2b

  • MESMA Case study 1: Southern North Sea | subarea Skagerrak | subarea Belgium |
  • MESMA Case study 2: Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters (Scotland)
  • MESMA Case study 3: Barents Sea and Lofoten
  • MESMA Case study 4: Celtic Sea 
  • MESMA Case study 5: Basque Country Continental Shelf
  • MESMA Case study 6: Strait of Sicily
  • MESMA Case study 7: Inner Ionian Archipelago and adjacent gulfs (Greece)
  • MESMA Case study 8: Baltic Sea
  • MESMA Case study 9: Black Sea

    STEP 2c

  • MESMA Case study 1: Southern North Sea | subarea Skagerrak | subarea Belgium |
  • MESMA Case study 2: Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters (Scotland)
  • MESMA Case study 3: Barents Sea and Lofoten
  • MESMA Case study 4: Celtic Sea
  • MESMA Case study 5: Basque Country Continental Shelf
  • MESMA Case study 6: Strait of Sicily
  • MESMA Case study 7: Inner Ionian Archipelago and adjacent gulfs (Greece)
  • MESMA Case study 8: Baltic Sea 
  • MESMA Case study 9: Black Sea

    STEP 3

  • MESMA Case study 1: Southern North Sea | subarea Skagerrak | subarea Belgium |
  • MESMA Case study 2: Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters (Scotland)
  • MESMA Case study 3: Barents Sea and Lofoten
  • MESMA Case study 4: Celtic Sea 
  • MESMA Case study 5: Basque Country Continental Shelf
  • MESMA Case study 6: Strait of Sicily
  • MESMA Case study 7: Inner Ionian Archipelago and adjacent gulfs (Greece)
  • MESMA Case study 8: Baltic Sea
  • MESMA Case study 9: Black Sea

    STEP 4

  • MESMA Case study 1: Southern North Sea | subarea Skagerrak | subarea Belgium |
  • MESMA Case study 2: Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters (Scotland)
  • MESMA Case study 3: Barents Sea and Lofoten
  • MESMA Case study 4: Celtic Sea 
  • MESMA Case study 5: Basque Country Continental Shelf
  • MESMA Case study 6: Strait of Sicily
  • MESMA Case study 7: Inner Ionian Archipelago and adjacent gulfs (Greece)
  • MESMA Case study 8: Baltic Sea 
  • MESMA Case study 9: Black Sea

    STEP 5

  • MESMA Case study 1: Southern North Sea | subarea Skagerrak | subarea Belgium |
  • MESMA Case study 2: Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters (Scotland)
  • MESMA Case study 3: Barents Sea and Lofoten
  • MESMA Case study 4: Celtic Sea 
  • MESMA Case study 5: Basque Country Continental Shelf
  • MESMA Case study 6: Strait of Sicily
  • MESMA Case study 7:Inner Ionian Archipelago and adjacent gulfs (Greece)
  • MESMA Case study 8: Baltic Sea
  • MESMA Case study 9: Black Sea

    STEP 6

  • MESMA Case study 1: Southern North Sea | subarea Skagerrak | subarea Belgium |
  • MESMA Case study 2: Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters (Scotland)
  • MESMA Case study 3: Barents Sea and Lofoten
  • MESMA Case study 4: Celtic Sea 
  • MESMA Case study 5: Basque Country Continental Shelf
  • MESMA Case study 6: Strait of Sicily
  • MESMA Case study 7: Inner Ionian Archipelago and adjacent gulfs (Greece) |First run | Second run |
  • MESMA Case study 8: Baltic Sea
  • MESMA Case study 9: Black Sea
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    STEP 7

  • MESMA Case study 1: Southern North Sea | subarea Skagerrak | subarea Belgium |
  • MESMA Case study 2: Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters (Scotland)
  • MESMA Case study 3: Barents Sea and Lofoten
  • MESMA Case study 4: Celtic Sea 
  • MESMA Case study 5: Basque Country Continental Shelf
  • MESMA Case study 6: Strait of Sicily
  • MESMA Case study 7: Inner Ionian Archipelago and adjacent gulfs (Greece) | First run | Second run |
  • MESMA Case study 8: Baltic Sea
  • MESMA Case study 8: Black Sea

    GOVERNANCE Analysis

  • MESMA Governance Guidelines

    GEOPORTAL Example files

  • habitats

  • pipelines

  • bathymetry

    Step 2b

    No data

  • Introduction MESMA Central Exchange