Maritime spatial planning: past, present, future


Title: Maritime spatial planning: past, present, future
Authors: Zaucha, J.; Gee, K.
Publication Date:
January 24, 2019
Published City: Cham, Switzerland
Pages: 496
Publisher: Springer
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Zaucha, J.; Gee, K. (2019). Maritime spatial planning: past, present, future Cham, Switzerland Springer.

Maritime or marine spatial planning has gained increasing prominence as an integrated, common-sense approach to promoting sustainable maritime development. A growing number of countries are engaged in preparing and implementing maritime spatial plans: however, questions are emerging from the growing body of MSP experience. How can maritime spatial planning deal with a complex and dynamic environment such as the sea? How can MSP be embedded in multiple levels of governance across regional and national borders – and how far does the environment benefit from this new approach?


This open access book is the first comprehensive overview of maritime spatial planning. Situated at the intersection between theory and practice, the volume draws together several strands of interdisciplinary research, reflecting on the history of MSP as well as examining current practice and looking towards the future. The authors and contributors examine MSP from disciplines as diverse as geography, urban planning, political science, natural science, sociology and education; reflecting the growing critical engagement with MSP in many academic fields. This innovative and pioneering volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of maritime spatial planning, as well as planners and practitioners.


Table of Contents: 


Chapter 1: Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning at the Interface of Research and Practice


Chapter 2: The Ocean Perspective 


Chapter 3: Challenges and Opportunities for Ecosystem-Based Management and Marine Spatial Planning in the Irish Sea


Chapter 4: Systematic Conservation Planning as a Tool to Advance Ecologically or Biologically Significant Area and Marine Spatial Planning Processes


Chapter 5: Can Classical Location Theory Apply to Sea Space?


Chapter 6: Maritime Spatial Planning and the EU’s Blue Growth Policy: Past, Present and Future Perspectives 


Chapter 7: Socio-cultural Dimensions of Marine Spatial Planning


Chapter 8: Adding People to the Sea: Conceptualizing Social Sustainability in Maritime Spatial Planning


Chapter 9: Politics and Power in Marine Spatial Planning


Chapter 10: Towards a Ladder of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning Participation


Chapter 11: Taking Account of Land-Sea Interactions in Marine Spatial Planning


Chapter 12: Linking Integrated Coastal Zone Management to Maritime Spatial Planning: The Mediterranean Experience


Chapter 13: Stakeholder Processes in Marine Spatial Planning: Ambitions and Realities from the European Atlantic Experience


Chapter 14: Scenario-Building for Marine Spatial Planning


Chapter 15: Managing Risk Through Marine Spatial Planning


Chapter 16: The Role of the Law of the Sea in Marine Spatial Planning


Chapter 17: The Need for Marine Spatial Planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction


Chapter 18: Evaluation of Marine Spatial Planning: Valuing the Process, Knowing the Impacts 


Chapter 19: Education and Training for Maritime Spatial Planners 

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