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A global approach to mapping the environmental risk of harbours on aquatic systems


Valdor, PF and Gomez, AG and Steinberg, P and Tanner, E and Knights, AM and Seitz, RD and Airoldi, L and Firth, LB and Arvanitidis, C and Ponti, M and Chatzinikolaou, E and Brooks, PR and Crowe, TP and Smith, A and Mendez, G and Ovejero, A and Soares-Gomes, A and Burt, JA and MacLeod, C and Juanes, JA, A global approach to mapping the environmental risk of harbours on aquatic systems, Marine Policy, 119 Article 104051. ISSN 0308-597X (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104051


The goal of this paper is to propose a screening method for assessing the environmental risk to aquatic systems in harbours worldwide. A semi-quantitative method is based on environmental pressures, environmental conditions and societal response. The method is flexible enough to be applied to 15 harbours globally distributed through a multinational test using standardised and homogenised open data that can be obtained for any port worldwide. The method emerges as a useful approach towards the foundation of a global environmental risk atlas of harbours that should guide the harbour sector to develop a more globally informed strategy of sustainable development.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:environmental risk assessment, global atlas, pressure-state-response model, harbour aquatic systems, harbour management, sustainable development
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
UTAS Author:MacLeod, C (Professor Catriona MacLeod)
ID Code:143794
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2021-04-02
Last Modified:2022-03-21

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