Marine Spatial Planning and Good Environmental Status: a perspective on spatial and temporal dimensions

Show simple item record Alison Gilbert Karen Alexander Rafael Sarda Raminta Brazinskaite Christian Fischer Kira Gee Mark Jessopp Peter Kershaw Hans Los David March Cathal O'Mahony Mia Pihlajamäki Siân Rees Riku Varjopuro 2019-06-14T11:34:56Z 2019-06-14T11:34:56Z
dc.description.abstract The European Union Marine Strategy Framework Directive requires the Good Environmental Status of marine environments in Europe's regional seas; yet, maritime activities, including sources of marine degradation, are diversifying and intensifying in an increasingly globalized world. Marine spatial planning is emerging as a tool for rationalizing competing uses of the marine environment while guarding its quality. A directive guiding the development of such plans by European Union member states is currently being formulated. There is an undeniable need for marine spatial planning. However, we argue that considerable care must be taken with marine spatial planning, as the spatial and temporal scales of maritime activities and of Good Environmental Status may be mismatched. We identify four principles for careful and explicit consideration to align the requirements of the two directives and enable marine spatial planning to support the achievement of Good Environmental Status in Europe's regional seas.
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dc.relation.ispartof Ecology And Society, 2015, vol. 20, num. 1, p. 64
dc.rights (c) Alison Gilbert et al., 2015
dc.subject.classification Biologia
dc.subject.other Biology
dc.title Marine Spatial Planning and Good Environmental Status: a perspective on spatial and temporal dimensions
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