The Tools4MSP are a set of web and open source tools developed to support the implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), with a specific focus on the analysis of conflicts between marine uses and the analysis of cumulative impacts (CI) of human activities on marine environments.
For a short tutorial on how to use the Tools4MSP, click here.
The Maritime Use Conflicts Analysis tool was developed during ADRIPLAN project. The tool is based on a methodology developed for the FP7 COEXIST Project and has the aim to (1) support MSP process through reallocation of maritime uses, (2) creation of collaborative conflict scores analysis; (3) iteration of the analysis over different time periods trough integration of new conflict scores and geospatial datasets on sea uses, (4) sea use scenario analysis and (5) overlay analysis. For more information on the methodology press the botton below. The MUC tool was initially developed during the ADRIPLAN Project and further development in a newer version within the Italian Flagship Project RITMARE (Italian Research for the Sea).Maritime Use Conflicts Analysis - more info
The Cumulative Effects Assessment tool aims to support the MSP process under an Ecosystem-Based Approach (EBA) by assessing the potential cumulative impacts of maritime activities on the marine environment. The CI assessment tool was developed during the ADRIPLAN project (http://adriplan.eu). It is the core tool of the Tools4MSP, an open source geopython library. The tool was tested for the Adriatic-Ionian sub-basin, but can be deployed to any research area around the globe. For more information on the methodology press the botton below. The CEA tool was initially developed during the ADRIPLAN Project and further development in a newer version within the Italian Flagship Project RITMARE (Italian Research for the Sea).Cumulative Effects Assesment - more info
The MES-Threat tool is based on an expert-based MES services supply index (0 - none/neglectable to 2 - high) for EUNIS habitats developed by Galparsoro et al., 2012 and adopted for the Adriatic Sea by Depellegrin et al. (2017). The webtool combines the expert-based MES supply index with the CEA modelling capabilities generating a threat index describing the risk of reduction of ES capacity, loss or impairment of use due to cumulative effects from anthropogenic impacts (Worm et al., 2007; Maron et al., 2017).Marine Ecosystem Services Threat Assessment - more info
The PHAROS4MPAs project explores how Mediterranean MPAs are affected by activities in the growing Blue Economy, provides a set of practical recommendations for regional stakeholders on how the environmental impacts of key sectors can be prevented or minimized, and aims to enhance MPA management effectiveness in improving the conservation of marine ecosystems across the whole of the Mediterranean. PHAROS4MPAs focuses on the following sectors of the Blue Economy: Maritime transport and industrial ports; Cruise and tour boats; Leisure boating; Offshore wind farms; Aquaculture; Recreational fisheries; Small-scale fisheries. Final deliverables are available here .PHAROS4MPAs DST-MPA
The most significant maps produced during the PHAROS4MPAs project are available here . Many useful spatial data (see here ) which have been used to produce such maps are available to be used in other geoportal or desktop GIS trough the Web Map Services provided by this portal ( http://data.adriplan.eu:80/geoserver/wms?). Please read the data policy before accesso to map data.PHAROS4MPAs Maps
When using the data and citing the software package and algorithms please include the following citation:
"Menegon S, Sarretta A, Depellegrin D, Farella G, Venier C, Barbanti A. Tools4MSP: an open source software package to support Maritime Spatial Planning. PeerJ Comput Sci. 2018;4: e165. doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.165."
When citing the portal, please include the following:
"Tools4MSP, ADRIPLAN Data Portal, 2016 http://data.adriplan.eu/"