Planning the Sea: MARXAN as a tool for operational Maritime Spatial Planning

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International Short Course on Marxan. 11-12-13 January 2016. At CNR-ISMAR headquarters in Venice. In English.

The initiative to organize an International Short Course on Marxan arises from the experiences gathered by CNR-ISMAR within the Flagship Project RITMARE (, and mainly through its subproject 3 – “Maritime Spatial Planning in the Coastal Zone” and the ADRIPLAN project ( Both of these projects, led by CNR-ISMAR, have been characterized by acquiring data and information, tuning methodologies and tools, and developing analysis and proposals within the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) context. MSP is indeed a central theme as highlighted by the recent European Directive 2014/89/EU “A framework for Maritime Spatial Planning” and by the Strategy supporting its implementation, recently activated DG Mare. This Directive aims to establish a framework to promote the sustainable growth of maritime economies, the sustainable development of marine areas and the sustainable use of marine resources. According to the…

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