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Effective integration and integrative capacity in marine spatial planning


Vince, J and Day, JC, Effective integration and integrative capacity in marine spatial planning, MARE Conference, 24-28 June, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, pp. 1-25. (2019) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Ecosystem based management, spatial orientation, a multilevel policy framework and integration have all been identified as essential components of effective marine spatial planning (MSP). Integration has been noted by researchers and through international forums as being essential to achieve effective oceans governance. However, integrated policy approaches are the most difficult policies to design, develop and implement. They require a holistic rather than sectoral focus; horizontal and vertical jurisdictional support and coordination; and the involvement of a diverse group of stakeholders including industry, NGOs, and local communities. Integrated policies are prone to failure but if ‘integrative capacity’ exists, integration in MSP can contribute to its success. This paper examines the role of integration within MSP and suggests a framework for determining effective integration and ‘integrated capacity’. It refers to different marine spatial planning examples which demonstrate that integrative capacity can contribute to the success, failure and longevity of MSP and ecosystem-based management.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:marine spatial planning, Australia's oceans policy, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, integration, integrative capacity
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
UTAS Author:Vince, J (Dr Joanna Vince)
ID Code:133757
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-07-09
Last Modified:2019-07-09

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