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Scale mismatches: Old friends and new seascapes in a planning regime


Alexander, K and Graziano, M, Scale mismatches: Old friends and new seascapes in a planning regime, Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability, Routledge, CP Heidkamp, J Morrissey (ed), Australia, pp. 230-247. ISBN 9780815358633 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Increasing demand for marine resources, because of the finite nature of ecological capital (e.g., food and energy), has led to a growing number of resource extraction activities in our oceans and coastal areas. We only need to highlight the rise of economic strategies such as ‘Blue Growth’ and ‘Blue Economy’ to see a clear trend towards increased exploitation of these areas. These strategies, and the policies originating from them, are leading to increasing pressures on marine and coastal ecosystems as well as competition and conflict amongst the users of these environments. These are major challenges for governance, and new management strategies tools are required to address these threats. One such tool, marine spatial planning (MSP), is quickly becoming the dominant approach to address these issues of increased pressure and conflict, with a number of policy initiatives calling for the development of marine spatial plans (Jay et al., 2012; Qui & Jones, 2013) in addition to an increasing academic literature on the topic (Flannery et al., 2016).

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:marine spatial planning, scale mismatches, oceans, coasts
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Natural Resource Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Objective Field:Coastal and Marine Management Policy
UTAS Author:Alexander, K (Dr Karen Alexander)
ID Code:127195
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2018-07-17
Last Modified:2019-06-06

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