Launch of new Maritime Spatial Planning Assistance Mechanism and Blue Forum

Thursday, January 26, 2023

On 25 January CINEA launched a new service contract for the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Assistance Mechanism and Blue Forum,which has been awarded EUR 2.2 million for a period of two years. The is led by the French based consultancy Application Européenne de Technologies et de Services (AETS).The objective of the contract is to support the European Commission and the EU Member States in the implementation of their MSP plans and processes.

Since 2015 the European Commission financed support and expert services on Maritime Spatial Planning through an Assistance Mechanism, after the adoption of the MSP Directive. This Assistance Mechanism has developed an information and communication platform (the European MSP Platform), and provided support with a dedicated team of experts, studies, workshops, and more.

Three EU-funded projects on MSP kick off

Three new projects on Maritime Spatial Planning(MSP) funded under the European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund’s call for proposals EMFAF-2021-PIA-MSP  kicked off in the afternoon of 25 January. The total budget is around EUR 6 million. The three projects will help EU Member States tackle the specific challenges they might encounter when implementing, monitoring and revising their maritime spatial plans.

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