The Bay of Biscay (Bob) and the Iberian Coast (IC) ecoregion, which covers the southwestern shelf seas and adjacent deeper eastern Atlantic Ocean waters of the EU, faces some management and governance challenges to be dealt over the coming years to ensure the sustainability and provision of the services offered by this ecosystem. The EU's Maritime Spatial Planning Directive (MSPD) calls on Member States (MS) to promote Blue Growth while maintaining the good environmental status (GES) of maritime areas. However, the governance of this ecoregion is fragmented into different uses - shipping, oil and gas, renewable energies, fisheries, tourism, etc. - which are in many cases managed as separate units. To ensure that human activities are compatible with the conservation of marine ecosystems and inhabiting species a detailed spatial-temporal knowledge of both the marine ecosystem and the human activities is needed. This is especially relevant in the Bay of Biscay and around the Iberian Peninsula, where due to the limited extent of the continental shelf the demand for space for human activities is critical.