A roadmap for marine spatial planning: A critical examination of the European Commission's guiding principles based on their application in the Clyde MSP Pilot Project

Wesley Flannery, Micheal Ó Cinnéide

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    Abstract

    The European Commission has developed a set of common principles for marine spatial planning in the European Union. A critical examination of these principles in practice is undertaken through an evaluation of the Clyde Marine Spatial Planning Pilot Project. The principles are found to be lacking in specificity and somewhat inconsistent with the ecosystem based approach, which they advocate. Lessons for new marine spatial planning initiatives, relating particularly to stakeholder participation, governance, data requirements, objective setting, and skills and knowledge needs, are derived from the Clyde Pilot.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)265-271
    Number of pages7
    JournalMarine Policy
    Volume36
    Issue number1
    Early online date23 Jul 2011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Aquatic Science
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
    • Law

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