Tag: GEF Adriatic


The complexity of a cross-border project: new challenges for the future of the sea

A project that aims to study and learn about the coastal ecosystems of two nations is, of necessity, extremely complicated. There are many elements to be taken into account and managed, in order to organise the project harmoniously. GEF Adriatic is an essential part of a process that will lead to a new awareness of […]

Marine Spatial Planning in the Adriatic

Efforts to manage marine areas in the Adriatic, in particular using marine spatial planning (MSP), date back to more than 30 years ago, when a Sea Use Plan for the Northern and Southern Adriatic was prepared. However, MSP has never been established as a legal requirement. Recently, the situation has been changing.  Firstly, with the […]

Understanding our seas: from biodiversity to human impact. A look at Albania

To protect any ecosystem it is necessary to understand its complexities and how it may be affected by human activities. For Albania, with its many miles of coastline, collecting data and efficient planning is fundamental to the sustainable development of its own coast, as well as that of the whole of the Adriatic sub-region.   […]

The Adriatic is vital for Montenegro: groundbreaking monitoring programme throws new light on ecosystems

The marine environment requires increasingly careful and coordinated management in the face of growing human pressures and to undertake this effectively depends primarily on data. An ecosystem-based approach to marine spatial planning (MSP) offers the best route to a secure long-term future for Montenegro’s marine resources. In fact, one of the aims of the GEF […]