A multidisciplinary group of researchers, composed by policy experts, planners, ICZM-MSP experts, ecologists, socio-economists, data and GIS specialists, modellers and software engineers is collaborating in the advancement, improvement and use of the Geoplatform and its content, working together in various EU-funded projects and in the production of scientific outputs. They are interested in applied coastal and marine research in support of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in the Adriatic-Ionian Region (AIR) and the Mediterranean, international cooperation and knowledge exchange in MSP, and in contributing through sound MSP approaches to Blue Growth and regional development objectives (e.g. EU Strategy for the Adriatic Ionian Region (EUSAIR) and BLUEMED Initiative).

Institutions constantly collaborating to these aims are:

Several other Italian, EU and International Research Institutions and Administrations involved in past and ongoing projects (ADRIPLAN, RITMARE, SUPREME, SIMWESTMED, MUSES PORTODIMARE) have to be acknowledged for their important contributions since year 2013.

Among them, a specific mention is due to Regione Emilia-Romagna.

Moreover, Tools4MSP Team has consolidated and constant collaboration with other CNR Research Groups working on different disciplines:

Hydrodynamic and Ecological Modeling: Michol Ghezzo, Christian Ferrarin (CNR-ISMAR)

Fisheries and Aquaculture: Fabio Grati , Luca Bolognini, Nora Tassetti, Michele Gristina, Germana Garofalo (CNR-IRBIM)

ICZM-MSP: Vincenzo Maccarone (CNR-IAS)

Marine ecology: Alessandra Pugnetti, Lucia Bongiorni (CNR-ISMAR), Fabio Badalamenti (CNR-IAS)

Contamination and risk assessment: Mario Sprovieri (CNR-IAMC), Marco Faimali, Francesca Garaventa (CNR-IAS)

Oceanography: Stefano Aliani (CNR-ISMAR)