Category Archives: Case Study

Marine Management Organisation : The East Marine Plan Area: Maximising the Socio-economic Benefits of Marine Planning

Marine Management Organisation : The East Marine Plan Area: Maximising the Socio-economic Benefits of Marine Planning Summary: Future marine plans are expected to deliver the vision set out in the UK Marine Policy Statement (MPS) of “clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas”. The MPS requires this vision to be delivered sustainably –

Making the Case for Marine Spatial Planning in Scotland report commissioned by RSPB Scotland and RTPI in Scotland

Making the Case for Marine Spatial Planning in Scotland report commissioned by RSPB Scotland and RTPI in Scotland Summary: This report was jointly commissioned by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB Scotland) and the Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland. The purpose is to identify and evaluate the options for taking marine spatial

The added value of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) an informal discussion paper

The added value of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP)– an informal discussion paper Summary: This paper attempts to consider what added value MSP offers to a broad range of stakeholders, including industry, sea users and regulators, as well as environmental interests, by elaborating on key elements. In doing so, we believe it is important to clarify the

Marine nature conservation and sustainable development – the Irish Sea Pilot. Report to Defra by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough.

Marine nature conservation and sustainable development – the Irish Sea Pilot. Report to Defra by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough. Summary: The purpose of the Irish Sea Pilot was to help develop a strategy for marine nature conservation that could be applied to all UK waters and, with international collaboration, the adjacent waters of the

A Future for our Seas

A Future for our Seas Summary: Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) is calling for comprehensive legislation to achieve better protection for marine wildlife and effective management of our seas. Achieving these improvements will require coordinated action at UK level and by the devolved administrations. Authors: Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) Date: 2004 Geography: INT-United Kingdom Source or Agency: Not Applicable

Massachusetts Oceans Act of 2008

Massachusetts Oceans Act of 2008 Summary: This act is relative to the oceans, be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled. Authors: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Date: 2008 Geography: USA-Massachusetts Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Document Type: Case Study

Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan

Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan Summary: Today, these ecologically and economically vital public resources face unprecedented development pressure and represent potential solutions for new challenges, such as climate change. In addition to existing ocean uses, new proposals for renewable energy, deepwater aquaculture, off-shore sand…… Authors: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Date: 2009 Geography: USA-Massachusetts Source

Mapping Cumulative Impacts of Human Activities on Marine Ecosystems

Mapping Cumulative Impacts of Human Activities on Marine Ecosystems Summary: Given the diversity of human uses and natural resources that converge in coastal waters, the potential independent and cumulative impacts of those uses on marine ecosystems are important to consider during ocean planning. This study was designed to support the development and implementation of the…… Authors: Kappel,

Bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COASTAL AND MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING REFERENCE MATERIALS You may search for materials in the following ways: 1. A Keyword publication search (e.g., author, title, year).  The search bar is in the upper right hand corner of the screen. 2. Using the Publications Search drop down menus, above.  Please note that in order to search by geography,

The Scotian Shelf: An Atlas of Human Activities

The Scotian Shelf: An Atlas of Human Activities Summary: This atlas was prepared by the Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management (ESSIM) Planning Office to show the extent of human activities on the Scotian Shelf and some of the management boundariesrelated to those activities. Managing multiple human activities is a major theme in the draft…. Authors: Breeze, H.