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New report: Assessing Europe’s Marine Protected Area networks – Proposed methodologies and scenarios

By drawing on existing approaches put forward by the Regional Sea Conventions of relevance to European seas, this report presents a proposed methodological framework for the assessment of MPA networks in a European context to help inform the role that MPAs (and MPA networks) play in the delivery of EU-level reporting requirements.

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Project featured in latest Natura 2000 newsletter

A short article about this project’s launch workshop appears in the latest edition of the European Commission’s Natura 2000 newsletter.  


Recommendations from 2nd International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning

In March, UNESCO and the European Commission hosted an international conference on marine spatial planning, a process that seeks to regulate human activities in the waters bordering coastal areas so as to preserve marine ecosystems, avoid conflicts between sectors of commercial and industrial activity, and promote international cooperation. The conference concluded with the adoption of […]