ESATDOR

European Seas and Territorial Development, Opportunities and Risks

Project summary

The exploitation of Europe’s seas and coastal areas for economic purposes is extremely important but there are also growing concerns on environmental issues. It is crucial for the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) established in 2007 to respect the different conditions of each of these areas in order to enhance the sustainable development of economic activities.

This ESPON applied research project explored the land sea interactions and the extent to which marine based activities can contribute to economic growth and societal wellbeing, whilst at the same time ensuring that environmental assets are effectively managed. After an initial analysis and diagnostic phase the project requires an intense data collection for the synthesis of digestible information. This allows considering future prospects that are essential to establish policy recommendations and suggestions.

Our role

The ETC-UMA is responsible for the synthesis of data and information collected for the development of single thematic maps at different levels of detail (both the entire ESPON region as specific coastal marine areas). These tasks were aimed at the production of maps composed by different variables which allow studying more accurately the land sea interactions in order to meet the proposed objectives of economic, social and environmental development.

Main outputs

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Final Report

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Final Report

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Final Report

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Final Report

More about it

Dania Abdul Malak

Policy related inquiries

daniaabdulmalak@uma.es

Dania Abdul Malak is a senior environmental researcher and Director of the European Topic Centre at the University of Malaga (ETC-UMA). She has over 15 years’ experience in environmental assessment and management...

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Antonio Sánchez

Data related inquiries

a_sanchez@uma.es

Antonio Sánchez has developed his career focused on Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing tools, especially in the management and processing of data to calculate indicators and generate illustrative maps of environmental problems of all kind...
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Our partners

The University of Liverpool (United Kingdom) - Lead partner

Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) (Norway)

Mcrit, LTDO (Spain)

Institute for Local Development, University of Valencia (Spain)

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (Germany)

Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University (Netherlands)

University of Thessaly (Greece)

Constanta Maritime University (Romania)

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Brief update of the MedBioLitter database version 10 updated in January 2023

Brief update of the MedBioLitter database version 10 updated in January 2023

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Towards a Strategy for the Sustainable Management of Mediterranean Forests (StrategyMedFor)

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Collaborative science for forests by ETC-UMA  showcased in Slovenia during the COP23

Collaborative science for forests by ETC-UMA showcased in Slovenia during the COP23

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Tools for conserving the Spanish coast

Tools for conserving the Spanish coast

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Best wishes to all from ETC-UMA

Best wishes to all from ETC-UMA

Warm wishes and all the best for 2024 Looking back at 2023, we celebrate the steps forward in conserving some species and wish the same for those still threatened in 2024. Nuestros mejores deseos para 2024 Celebramos los avances logrados ...
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Brief update of the MedBioLitter database version 10 updated in January 2023

Brief update of the MedBioLitter database version 10 updated in January 2023

The MedBioLitter knowledge base is an entry-point to the peer reviewed research evidence published on the impacts of marine litter on marine biota in the Mediterranean region. This knowledge base was created in 2017, under the Interreg-Med funded initiative PANACeA ...
Towards a Strategy for the Sustainable Management of Mediterranean Forests (StrategyMedFor)

Towards a Strategy for the Sustainable Management of Mediterranean Forests (StrategyMedFor)

The StrategyMedFor project, co-financed by the Interreg Euro-MED programme, was launched at the University of Malaga during a two day meeting that took place on March 18 and 19, 2024. The European Topic Centre on Spatial Analysis and Synthesis (ETC-UMA), ...
Collaborative science for forests by ETC-UMA  showcased in Slovenia during the COP23

Collaborative science for forests by ETC-UMA showcased in Slovenia during the COP23

As UNEP MAP partner organization, ETC-UMA recently engaged in the organization of a session with Mediterranean institutions under the topic of climate change, entitled: From COASTAL to FOREST ecosystems: Mediterranean Nature-based Solutions to tackle climate change and ensure the Resilience ...
Job opening: Senior Specialist in Forest ecosystem conservation and climate resilience

Job opening: Senior Specialist in Forest ecosystem conservation and climate resilience

ETC-UMA is opening a vacancy to recruit a highly motivated and well qualified candidate to work as a Senior Specialist in Forest ecosystem conservation and climate resilience. This position seeks to consolidate ETC-UMA´s working area in forest conservation research through ...
Tools for conserving the Spanish coast

Tools for conserving the Spanish coast

On the initiative of the Instituto Universitario Hábitat Territorio y Digitalización (iHTD) of the University of Malaga, around 70 representatives of Spanish public administrations, researchers, architecture and environmental science players and civil society signed up to the second debate on ...
Best wishes to all from ETC-UMA

Best wishes to all from ETC-UMA

Warm wishes and all the best for 2024 Looking back at 2023, we celebrate the steps forward in conserving some species and wish the same for those still threatened in 2024. Nuestros mejores deseos para 2024 Celebramos los avances logrados ...
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