This paper presents the Tools4MSP software package, a Python-based Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for geospatial analysis in support of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and marine environmental management. The suite was initially developed within the ADRIPLAN data portal, that has been recently upgraded into the Tools4MSP Geoplatform (data.tools4msp.eu), an integrated web platform that supports MSP through the application of different tools, e.g., collaborative geospatial modelling of cumulative effects assessment (CEA) and marine use conflict (MUC) analysis. The package can be used as stand-alone library or as collaborative webtool, providing user-friendly interfaces appropriate to decision-makers, regional authorities, academics and MSP stakeholders. An effective MSP-oriented integrated system of web-based software, users and services is proposed. It includes four components: the <jats:italic>Tools4MSP Geoplatform</jats:italic> for interoperable and collaborative sharing of geospatial datasets and for MSP-oriented analysis, the <jats:italic>Tools4MSP package as stand-alone library</jats:italic> for advanced geospatial and statistical analysis, the <jats:italic>desktop applications</jats:italic> to simplify data curation and the <jats:italic>third party data repositories</jats:italic> for multidisciplinary and multilevel geospatial datasets integration. The paper presents an application example of the Tools4MSP GeoNode plugin and an example of Tools4MSP stand-alone library for CEA in the Adriatic Sea. The Tools4MSP and the developed software have been released as FOSS under the GPL 3 license and are currently under further development.

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Published on 01/01/2018

Volume 2018, 2018
DOI: 10.7717/peerj-cs.165
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