VAPEM tool intends to move towards an integrated understanding of an ecosystem capacity to maintain activities to inform managers and decision makers.
Within the VAPEM - Ecological assessment and marine spatial planning tool, the Wave Energy model analyses the risk of different environmental components produced by potential pressures of wave energy technologies.
Within the VAPEM - Ecological assessment and marine spatial planning tool, the Wind Farms model integrates technical, economic, environmental and social factors, aiming at identifying feasible locations for offshore wind farms.
Within the VAPEM - Ecological assessment and marine spatial planning tool, the Conflict of Use model determines where conflicts for the use of the marine space might emerge. This model can be used to resolve spatial conflicts between sectors by analysing potential reallocation sites for activities when a new non-take area is introduced.
Within the VAPEM - Ecological assessment and marine spatial planning tool, the natural capital model aims at linking maritime activities (bottom trawling, artisanal ﬁsheries, aquaculture and tourism) to their demand for ecosystem services (ES) and further, to the natural capital (NC) components responsible for their production.
Environmental Assessment and Marine Spatial Planning
Wave Energy in Southern Europe
Conserving Atlantic Biodiversity by Supporting Innovative Small Scale Fisheries co-Management
Ecosystem Approach to making Space for Sustainable Aquaculture
Supporting the development of cost-effective ocean literacy in Europe
European Marine Observation and Data Network
Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water Resources under multiple Stress