Macaronesian Maritime Spatial Planning
Grant Agreement: EASME/EMFF/2016/
Type: EASME/EMFF - Call for Proposals
Duration: 24 months (01/01/2018 - 31/12/2019)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT), Azores - Portugal


FRCT – Regional Fund for Science and Technology (Azores – Portugal)
DRAM – Regional Directorate for the Maritime Affairs (Azores – Portugal)
SRA – DROTA – Regional Secretariat for the Environment – Regional Direction of Spatial Planning – (Madeira– Portugal)
DGRM – Directorate-General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services (Portugal)
DGPM – Directorate-General for Maritime Policy (Portugal)
IEO – Spanish Institute of Oceanography (Spain)
US- University of Seville (Spain)
UCA – University of Cádiz (Spain)
ULPGC – University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands – Spain)

Aim of the Project:

The objective of the MarSP project is to develop concrete actions for the State-Members, Portugal, and Spain, build the necessary capacities and tools to apply the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive in the Macaronesian region, including mechanisms for cross-border cooperation. This project aims to propose Maritime Spatial Planning schemes in the three Outermost Regions of the Macaronesia – Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands, in line with the EU Directive on MSP (2014/89/EU), according to an Ecosystem Based Approach.

FRCT Involvement:
FRCT is the MarSP project coordinator, being responsible for the WP1: Coordination and Management, and the WP7: Communication and Dissemination of the project.
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
430 878€1 724 424€ 2 155 302€
FRCT Budget
87 676€350 703€438 379€