STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF DENMARK'S FIRST MARITIME SPATIAL PLAN.

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Abstract: 

The report is carried out with the purpose of scoping of the SEA of the Danish MSP, as well as determining the level of detail of the environmental report. 

Sea Basin(s): 
Country: 
Year: 
March 2020
Application in MSP: 
Taken into account in an MSP process
Sectors: 
Aquaculture
Fishery
Mineral extraction
Nature protection
Offshore renewable energy production
Oil and gas exploitation
Shipping
Submarine cables and pipelines
Tourism
Under water cultural heritage
Type of Issue: 
Coexistence of uses
Cross-border cooperation
Economic aspects
Ecosystem-based approach
Environment aspects
Resilience to climate change
Safety aspects
Social aspects
Type of practice: 
Other
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Vision and aims
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
Yes
Coherence with other processes: 
Common Fisheries Policy
Habitats and Birds Directive
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Marine Strategy Framework Directive
Renewable Energy Directive
Strategic Environmental Assessment

Questions this practice may help answer: 

What are the direct and indirect environmental impacts of the Danish MSP?

Implementation Context: 

The report determines the extent of the information that will be included in the SEA of the Danish MSP. 

Aspects / Objectives: 

The purpose of the scoping is to decide on whether and to what extent the plan can cause significant impacts on one or more of the environmental factors. 

Method: 

The scope is determined by the criteria that, based on experience, have shown to be relevant.

Main Outputs / Results: 

The expected content of the MSP is examined. On the basis of this examination, it is evaluated whether some of the issues included in the SEA Directive's broad term of environment can be excluded from likely having significant environmental impacts and, as such, not included in the SEA.

The SEA must provide a high level of protection of the environment by assessing the impacts of the adoption of the plan and possible alternatives. Furthermore, the SEA contributes to the integration of environmental considerations into the preparation and adoption of the MSP. 

Transferability: 

The SEA methodology presented is applicable to similar assessments of MSPs in other regions.

Responsible Entity: 

Danish Maritime Authority.

COWI, A/S Parallelvej 2, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

Costs / Funding Source: 

Danish Maritime Authority.

Contact person: 

Danish Maritime Authority.

COWI A/S.

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