Development and demonstration project for ecosystem based marine spatial planning (ØKOMAR) (39530)

Project Details


Following the decision of the EU Marine Framework Directive in 2014, Denmark has to transpose the Directive into Danish legislation. By 2021, a strategy for the Danish marine areas needs to be implemented to achieve the objectives including how to obtain the goals for growth and exploitation of the territorial sea taking into account the interaction between land and sea, environmental and economic aspects and organizes the use of the best available data.

The ØKOMAR project will develop and test data-based tools for ecosystem-based marine planning in the Danish waters, partly to explore the use of these tools, partly to make these tools available to relevant users and authorities.

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua
NIVA Denmark (Coordinator) 
The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Denmark
University of Aarhus, Denmark
University of Copenhagen, Denmark  

The project is funded by the VELUX Foundation.

Research area: Ecosystem based Marine Management
Effective start/end date01/04/201831/03/2020

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • Aarhus University (Project partner)
  • University of Copenhagen (Project partner)
  • Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (Project partner)
  • NIVA Denmark Water Research (Project partner)


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