Marine Spatial Planning: Methodologies, Environmental Issues and Current Trends

Dimitra Kitsiou and Michael Karydis (Editors)
Department of Marine Sciences, School of the Environment, University of the Aegean, Lesvos, Greece

Series: Marine Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC060000

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As the demand for space availability in marine environments increases due to the upward trend and intensity of human activities, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) becomes the key response for accommodating sectoral policies in a way that is both compatible and ecosystem friendly. The book Marine Spatial Planning: Methodologies, Environmental Issues and Current Trends is addressed to people involved in coastal and marine spatial planning and management, such as administrators, planners, decision makers at different political levels, engineers, stakeholders as well as academic staff. It can also provide a sound background to post-graduate and PhD students working in relevant studies. The reader will be able to find information on the legal framework, the methods used so far, the ecosystem oriented approach and the current views as they have been implemented in some marine areas of the world. The book is organized into three sections: Section One focuses on the governance of the seas, international conventions and laws as well as the physical aspects of the marine environment. Section Two includes the most established methodologies in marine environmental quality assessment and planning; particular emphasis has been placed on integrated methodologies merging political, economic, environmental and societal information. Section Three is a selection of case studies that will familiarize the reader on current aspects and experiences gained from marine spatial studies’ procedures in different areas of the world. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Section I. General Background

Chapter 1. Marine Spatial Planning: Water Quality and Ecosystems’ Health in Oceans and Seas around the World (pp. 3-36)
M. Karydis

Chapter 2. Legal Frameworks for Maritime Spatial Planning (pp. 37-70)
C. Le Lièvre and A.M. O’Hagan

Chapter 3. Current Attitudes and Lessons Learnt in Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning (pp. 71-92)
S.S. Kyvelou and I.V. Pothitaki

Chapter 4. Marine Spatial Planning: A Review of the Different Approaches (pp. 93-114)
Z. Pataki and D. Kitsiou

Chapter 5. Surfing Multiple Dimensions: An Integrated Approach in Maritime Spatial Planning (pp. 115-154)
A. D’Orazio and M. Prezioso

Section II. Methodology

Chapter 6. The GIS Framework in Marine Spatial Planning Applications (pp. 157-174)
D. Kitsiou

Chapter 7. The Application of Zoning and Multiple Criteria Analysis in Marine Spatial Planning (pp. 175-196)
D. Kitsiou, E. Politi and M. Kostopoulou

Chapter 8. Framing Marine Spatial Planning: Future Orientation and Innovation as Steps to Success for Global Cooperation and Sustainability (pp. 197-228)
S.K. Paterson, E. Politi, J. Onwona Ansong and M. Le Tissier

Chapter 9. Spatial Planning of Offshore Wind Farms: Criteria and Methods (pp. 229-256)
R. Belu, D. Koracin and Lucian-Ionel Cioca

Chapter 10. Drawing Parallels between Lake and Coastal Marine Ecosystem Management: Spatial Analysis of the Lake Simcoe Watershed (Ontario, Canada) as a Socio-Ecological System (pp. 257-292)
G. B. Arhonditsis, A. Neumann, M. Dittrich, J. D. Young, M. E. Palmer, J. G. Winter and E. Stainsby

Section III. Case Studies

Chapter 11. Natural Resource Planning: Case Study of the Cod in the Icelandic Fisheries Management System (pp. 295-322)
E. Svansson, B. Vifill Karlsson, C. Ögmundur Knútsson, D. Hjalti Jóhannesson and E. Stefán Kalmansson

Chapter 12. Towards Marine Spatial Planning Implementation in the Adriatic and Ionian Region (pp. 323-350)
A. Barbanti, E. Gissi, F. Musco, A. Sarretta, F. Appiotti, I. Bianchi, C. Venier, D. Maragno, A. Innocenti, M. Morelli, S. Menegon, C. Cocossis and P. Campostrini

Chapter 13. A Seachange: Marine Spatial Planning in New Zealand (pp. 351-370)
R. M. Peart

Chapter 14. Marine Spatial Planning in Australia: Evolving or Dissolving? (pp. 371-398)
C. Smyth

Chapter 15. The Application of GIS to Marine Spatial Zoning and Sustainable Development Strategies in Taiwan (pp. 399-426)
L.K. Chien and C.H. Hsu

Chapter 16. Marine Spatial Planning: Protected Species and Social Conflict in the Upper Gulf of California (pp. 427-450)
E. Santamaría-del-Ángel, J. A. Aguilar-Maldonado, M. S. Galindo-Bect and M. T. Sebastiá-Frasquet

Chapter 17. Cumulative Impacts Assessment to Support Ecosystem-Based Marine Spatial Planning in Kenya (pp. 451-472)
A. O. Tuda and P. Thoya

About the Editor (pp. 473-474)

Index (pp. 475)

“Combining cutting edge scientific findings with societal, policy and management needs makes this book unique and fills a gap in previous publications dealing with the spatial planning of marine environmental resources. I found very valuable aspects for a broad range of readers, leading to a synthetic approach that can help the communication among scientists and managers, toward a science based approach to regulations and planning. Addressing international marine laws and presenting examples from diverse environments are strong components that will strengthen the book’s influence and its international appeal.” - Professor Villy Kourafalou, University of Miami, U.S.A.; co-chair, International Coastal Ocean and Shelf Seas Task Team of GODAE OceanView

"Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is an important management approach, particularly useful in the implementation of Ecosystem Based Management at relatively large marine areas. This book presents in a clear and concise manner an overview of current developments on MSP methodologies, as well as specific case studies of MSP applied at several locations around the world, offering valuable information to professionals and stakeholders involved in the management of coastal zones and marine areas." - Professor Michael Angelidis, Former Section Head, Marine Environmental Studies Laboratory, International Atomic Energy Agency, Monaco

"Competition for maritime space – for renewable energy equipment, aquaculture and other uses – has highlighted the need to manage our waters more coherently. Marine Spatial Planning works across borders and sectors to ensure human activities at sea take place in an efficient, safe and sustainable way. The book provides a well-researched and clearly structured, comprehensive and up to date overview of the main issues associated with this important policy approach. With contributions from leading researchers in the field of marine spatial planning, the book addresses both the assessment of marine environmental quality and marine planning and management tools. These include a wide range of approaches such as spatial analysis, development of zoning schemes and scenarios, calculation of specific indices, multiple criteria analysis, modelling and decision support frameworks. Several case studies further demonstrate applications and current policy trends, enriched by specific references to various geographic areas. All chapters are well-researched and written in accessible English by world experts in their respective fields, allowing the book to provide an excellent introduction to anyone wishing to know more about the increasingly important subject of marine spatial planning." - Dr. Nick Voulvoulis, Reader in Environmental Technology, Director of MSc in Environmental Technology, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London

The book “Marine Spatial Planning: Methodologies, Environmental Issues and current trends” is addressed to people involved in coastal and marine spatial planning and management, such as administrators, planners, decision makers at different political levels, engineers, stakeholders as well as academic staff. It can also provide a sound background to post-graduate and PhD students working in relevant studies. The reader will be able to find information on the legal framework, the methods used so far, the ecosystem oriented approach and the current views as they have been implemented in various marine areas of the world.

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