NEWS: General Assembly on Malta: MESMA framework ready for testing
The systematic framework to evaluate marine spatial management plans is now ready to be tested by the 9 case studies.

In 2010, MESMA scientists have set-up the framework, which was presented at the MESMA General Assembly meeting on Malta. The framework is a step wise approach to systematically evaluate management plans in different European marine areas. To see if the framework is successful in real life, MESMA uses a range of existing situations in European seas to test it, the MESMA case studies.

The case studies, each with their own specific setting of human uses, nature conservation targets and policies, will therfore serve as laboratories to test the framework. The first 'test run' in 2011 should make clear whether the framework is fine, or requires some adaptations.

05-12-2010
04-12-2013
MESMA reports and articles all online now
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14-11-2013
Very successful MESMA Final Conference
Photos and presentations online now!
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24-04-2013
MESMA newsletter 3 available
Read about the progress made in the last year!
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08-01-2013
Latest MESMA publication (WP6 Governance) - The emerging policy landscape for marine spatial planning in Europe
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07-01-2013
New MESMA paper: could EU marine conservation policy benfit from systematic conservation planning?
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18-12-2012
MESMA talk at Global MPA Enforcement Conference, San Fransisco
Governing Marine Protected Areas – resilience through diversity
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19-11-2012
New MESMA article on Ecosystem based management in our Greek case study
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09-11-2012
Port Development, Marine Protected Areas and Sustainable Development
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23-10-2012
MESMA General Assembly in Palermo
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21-09-2012
Two new papers on renewable energy in the Orkneys
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