Abstract Title

Session S-08E: Experiences in Integrated Marine Planning

Presenter/Author Information

Mark Zacharias, Ministry of EnvironmentFollow

Keywords

Planning Assessment & Communication

Location

Room 613-614

Start Date

2-5-2014 8:30 AM

End Date

2-5-2014 10:00 AM

Description

The increasing multiple stresses on marine environments, combined with most of the world’s oceans managed as a common property resource, is a twofold recipe for increased conflict between those that utilize the ocean and an overall decline in ocean health. While coastal management addresses balancing human activities with ocean health in nearshore areas, and while MPAs are a tool to protect certain geographic areas, marine management has, until recently, lacked a systematic approach to managing human activities to which everyone subscribes. Marine spatial planning (MSP) has been adopted by a number of national and international organizations including the EU, UN and US. They envision optimizing the economic and social uses of oceans to enable them to continue to provide ecosystem goods and services. MSP builds on the principles of coastal management and MPA identification in order to establish a framework for informational gathering and decision-making that can be applied to all marine areas.

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An Integrated Approach to Ocean Management – An Overview Of Marine Spatial Planning as a Tool for Analysis and Marine Decision Making

Room 613-614

The increasing multiple stresses on marine environments, combined with most of the world’s oceans managed as a common property resource, is a twofold recipe for increased conflict between those that utilize the ocean and an overall decline in ocean health. While coastal management addresses balancing human activities with ocean health in nearshore areas, and while MPAs are a tool to protect certain geographic areas, marine management has, until recently, lacked a systematic approach to managing human activities to which everyone subscribes. Marine spatial planning (MSP) has been adopted by a number of national and international organizations including the EU, UN and US. They envision optimizing the economic and social uses of oceans to enable them to continue to provide ecosystem goods and services. MSP builds on the principles of coastal management and MPA identification in order to establish a framework for informational gathering and decision-making that can be applied to all marine areas.