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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 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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In this chapter, the authors utilise Driver State Welfare Response (DPSWR) as a framework to identify scale mismatches in three marine spatial planning (MSP) case studies: the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Massachusetts Ocean Plan in the United States of America, and Scotland's Marine Plan in the United Kingdom. In applying DPSWR, they additionally incorporate a modified version of the classification of scale mismatches introduced by O'Higgins et al. In its original design, this classification identified two types of mismatch based on their scale relative to the spatially fixed scale of legislative Response. Two types of mismatches are: 'Extent' mismatches and 'Grain' mismatches. After briefly presenting these cases, and identifying the mismatches within the DPSWR framework, they discuss the commonalities among these cases, and conclude by making several recommendations to policy-makers and researchers in the broader field of ecosystem-based management.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:marine spatial planning, scale mismatches, oceans, coasts
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Natural resource management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
UTAS Author:Alexander, K (Dr Karen Alexander)
ID Code:127195
Year Published:2019 (online first 2018)
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2018-07-17
Last Modified:2020-08-07

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