Maritime spatial planning and land-sea interactions
Europe’s seas have become important in terms of policy making on both European and national level. The exploitation of seas and coastal areas for economic purposes is becoming increasingly important, but there are also growing concerns on environmental issues.
The main objective of the project MSP-LSI was to improve stakeholders’ planning processes through the coordinated, comparable and systematic acquisition and analysis of both marine and terrestrial data and information at a European, regional and sub-regional level. The study contributed to evidence-based, coherent and transparent decision-making in EU Member States considering land-sea interactions (LSI) in the development of national maritime spatial plans. It will also contribute to the extended use of territorial evidence (both quantitative and qualitative), thereby adding a European LSI perspective to other fields of policy development.
Five case study areas were selected for the research, covering different regional seas and types of coastline.
ETC-UMA dealt with data collection, data analysis and report writing. The main task was the initial collection of geospatial and tabular data for diferent topics such as maritime transport, coastal tourism, aquaculture and fisheries, marine pollution, etc. These data were used to produce informative maps to show the main conclusions of the analysis of each case study. In adition, ETC-UMA updated many of the maps already produced in ESaTDOR project in order to provide the most recent knowledge on land-sea interactions in European seas.
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Dania Abdul MalakPolicy related inquiries
Dania Abdul Malak is a senior environmental researcher and Director of the European Topic Centre at the University of Malaga (ETC-UMA). She has over 15 years’ experience in environmental assessment and management...
Antonio SánchezData related inquiries
firstname.lastname@example.orgAntonio Sánchez has developed his career focused on Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing tools, especially in the management and processing of data to calculate indicators and generate illustrative maps of environmental problems of all kind...
University of Liverpool (United Kingdom) - Lead partner
Ecologic Institute (Germany)