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A global atlas of the environmental risk of marinas on water quality


Valdor, PF and Gomez, AG and Juanes, JA and Kerleguer, C and Steinberg, P and Tanner, E and MacLeod, C and Knights, AM and Seitz, RD and Airoldi, L and Firth, LB and Crowe, T and Chatzinikolaou, E and Smith, A and Arvanitidis, C and Burt, JA and Brooks, PR and Ponti, M and Soares-Gomes, A and Ovejero, A and Mendez, G, A global atlas of the environmental risk of marinas on water quality, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 149 Article 110661. ISSN 0025-326X (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110661


Estimating the potential environmental risks of worldwide coastal recreational navigation on water quality is an important step towards designing a sustainable global market. This study proposes the creation of a global atlas of the environmental risk of marinas on water quality by applying the Marina Environmental Risk Assessment (MERA) procedure. Calculations integrate three main risk factors: Pressure, State and Response. Applying the MERA approach to 105 globally distributed marinas has confirmed the utility, versatility and adaptability of this procedure as a novel tool to compare the environmental risks within and among regions (i.e. for area-based management), to identify the world's best practices (i.e. to optimize existing management) and to understand and adjust global risks in future development (i.e. improved planning).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:risk assessment, estuary, marine harbour pollution
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental assessment and monitoring
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine systems and management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:MacLeod, C (Professor Catriona MacLeod)
ID Code:150315
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Directorate
Deposited On:2022-06-07
Last Modified:2022-06-08

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