Spatial demands, future trends for maritime sectors and related cumulative impacts

Abstract: 

This study evaluates the current and potential future trends of maritime sectors and related spatial demands, considering the related cumulative impact analysis in a ”Blue Growth Scenario” in Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. 

Sea Basin(s): 
Year: 
December 2018
Application in MSP: 
Taken into account in an MSP process
Sectors: 
Not sector specific
Type of Issue: 
Economic aspects
Environment aspects
Land-sea interactions
Sea-basin cooperation
Type of practice: 
Study
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Stocktake
Analyse spatial aspects
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
Yes
Coherence with other processes: 
Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Questions this practice may help answer:

  • How are spatial demands defined in MSP?

Implementation Context:

The study component seeks to address spatial demands for the SUPREME region, to serve as a guidance for the implementation of MSP.

Aspects / Objectives:

The aim of this case study was to analyse current and future spatial demands for maritime sectors and their cumulative impacts within the defined study area.

Method:

The methodological approach used is presented in the following figure:

 

The study covered the following clusters:

−fish and shellfish harvesting (professional, recreational) and aquaculture, including infrastructure;

−extraction of oil and gas and renewable energy generation (wind, wave and tidal power), including infrastructures;

−shipping;

−shipbuilding;

−maritime tourism, including cruise tourism and sailing and nautical activities

Main Outputs / Results:

The study generated a spatial demand analysis of current and future trends for the study area for each of the clusters defined.  Additionally the authors developed a cumulative impact analysis mathematical formula.

Transferability:

This study can be used as a methodological base for the development of spatial demand studies for other sea-basins.

Responsible Entity:

IUAV, CORILA, CNR ISMAR

Costs / Funding Source:

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund of the European Union-through the Grant Agreement EASME/EMFF/2015/1.2.1.3/01/S12.742087 –SUPREME

contact person:

Emanuela Varone

MIT

 

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