ADRIPLAN stands for ADRiatic Ionian maritime spatial PLANning and is a project funded by the European Commission – DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) under the theme "Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the Mediterranean sea and/or the Black sea".
The total project budget is 1.250.000€, the duration of the project is 18 months from 10 December 2013 until 10 June 2015.


The ADRIPLAN project will improve the ongoing process to develop MSP in the region, to overcome barriers of full participation of all neighboring countries in the process and promote sound technically/scientifically based political decisions in order to promote a coherent transnational approach to the spatial planning of the marine seas.


The study area is the Adriatic - Ionian Macroregion considered as a whole, zooming into two focus areas, one in the Northern Adriatic Sea and the other in Southern Adriatic Northern Ionian Sea. The project will be pivotal to improve the ongoing process to develop MSP in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

  • by using the best knowledge available
  • by evaluating present and future potential conflicts and synergies among marine and maritime uses
  • by applying an ecosystem-based approach to the management of human activities
  • through the engagement of the Institutional partners and the Observers
  • through the effective interaction with the key stakeholders

ADRIPLAN promotes the harmonized implementation of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR).


The ADRIPLAN project is implemented by 17 Partners from 4 countries of the Adriatic –Ionian Macroregion:  8 Scientific Partners and 9 Institutional Partners (inner circle). 17 Observers (outer circle) are also contributing to the project.

Project Coordinator
Pierpaolo Campostrini
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche-Istituto di Scienze Marine (CNR – ISMAR)
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ADRIPLAN aims to deliver a commonly-agreed approach to cross-border MSP in the Adriatic-Ionian region, considered as a whole and more specifically through two Focus Areas (Northern Adriatic Sea; Southern Adriatic / Northern Ionian Sea).