- Purpose of MSP in the area: type and intensity of uses as well as the ecological value of the marine area; economic effects of a better management of conflicting uses;
- Feasibility of MSP in the area: scientific data/knowledge base, institutional capacity, legal and administrative supportive framework and stakeholders involvement;
- Conditions for cross-border/international cooperation: in case the marine area falls beyond national jurisdiction, as is the case for great part of the Adriatic-Ionian Sea.
The analysis carried out at the Macroregion scale will produce results of strategic relevance, also supporting the Action Plan of the Macroregion Strategy. Moreover, such spatial scale is the right scale to develop MSP for elements such as transport and cruise traffic, ecosystems, fishery and aquaculture, oil&gas, energy and to provide adequate boundary conditions to the analysis on the 2 Focus Areas. The analysis on the Focus Areas will enter in more details of the site-specific environmental, socio-economic, regulatory and governance conditions, thus allowing to develop more focused, precise, short-term and locally applicable measures and recommendations.