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.
Questions this practice may help answer:
How are spatial demands defined in MSP?
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.
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;
−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.
This study can be used as a methodological base for the development of spatial demand studies for other sea-basins.
IUAV, CORILA, CNR ISMAR
Costs / Funding Source:
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund of the European Union-through the Grant Agreement EASME/EMFF/2015/184.108.40.206/01/S12.742087 –SUPREME