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Maritime Spatial Planning

past, present, future

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Explores the field of Marine Spacial Planning
  • Discusses the best application of Maritime Spacial Planning
  • Brings together several strands of interdisciplinary research on MSP
  • This is an Open Access title

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning at the Interface of Research and Practice

    • Charles Ehler, Jacek Zaucha, Kira Gee
    Pages 1-21Open Access
  3. The Ocean Perspective

    • Kira Gee
    Pages 23-45Open Access
  4. Challenges and Opportunities for Ecosystem-Based Management and Marine Spatial Planning in the Irish Sea

    • Tim O’Higgins, Linda O’Higgins, Anne Marie O’Hagan, Joseph Onwona Ansong
    Pages 47-69Open Access
  5. Systematic Conservation Planning as a Tool to Advance Ecologically or Biologically Significant Area and Marine Spatial Planning Processes

    • Linda R. Harris, Stephen Holness, Gunnar Finke, Stephen Kirkman, Kerry Sink
    Pages 71-96Open Access
  6. Can Classical Location Theory Apply to Sea Space?

    • Jacek Zaucha
    Pages 97-119Open Access
  7. Maritime Spatial Planning and the EU’s Blue Growth Policy: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

    • Angela Schultz-Zehden, Barbara Weig, Ivana Lukic
    Pages 121-149Open Access
  8. Socio-cultural Dimensions of Marine Spatial Planning

    • Emma McKinley, Tim Acott, Tim Stojanovic
    Pages 151-174Open Access
  9. Adding People to the Sea: Conceptualizing Social Sustainability in Maritime Spatial Planning

    • Fred P. Saunders, Michael Gilek, Ralph Tafon
    Pages 175-199Open Access
  10. Politics and Power in Marine Spatial Planning

    • Wesley Flannery, Jane Clarke, Benedict McAteer
    Pages 201-217Open Access
  11. Towards a Ladder of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning Participation

    • Andrea Morf, Michael Kull, Joanna Piwowarczyk, Kira Gee
    Pages 219-243Open Access
  12. Taking Account of Land-Sea Interactions in Marine Spatial Planning

    • Sue Kidd, Hannah Jones, Stephen Jay
    Pages 245-270Open Access
  13. Linking Integrated Coastal Zone Management to Maritime Spatial Planning: The Mediterranean Experience

    • Emiliano Ramieri, Martina Bocci, Marina Markovic
    Pages 271-294Open Access
  14. Scenario-Building for Marine Spatial Planning

    • Lynne McGowan, Stephen Jay, Sue Kidd
    Pages 327-351Open Access
  15. Managing Risk Through Marine Spatial Planning

    • Roland Cormier, Andreas Kannen
    Pages 353-373Open Access
  16. The Need for Marine Spatial Planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

    • Susanne Altvater, Ruth Fletcher, Cristian Passarello
    Pages 397-415Open Access
  17. Education and Training for Maritime Spatial Planners

    • Helena Calado, Catarina Fonseca, Joseph Onwona Ansong, Manuel Frias, Marta Vergílio
    Pages 441-468Open Access

About this book

This open access book is the first comprehensive overview of maritime or marine spatial planning. Countries across the globe are beginning to implement maritime spatial plans; however the authors of this collection have identified several key questions that are emerging from this growing body of MSP experience. How can maritime spatial planning deal with a complex and dynamic environment such as the sea? How can MSP be embedded in multiple levels of governance across regional and national borders – and how far does the environment benefit from this new approach? This book actively engages with the problems encapsulated in these questions, and explores possible solutions.

Situated at the intersection between theory and practice, the volume draws together several strands of interdisciplinary research, reflecting on the history of MSP as well as examining current practice and looking towards the future. The authors and contributors examine MSP fromdisciplines as diverse as geography, urban planning, political science, natural science, sociology and education; reflecting the growing critical engagement with MSP in many academic fields. This innovative and pioneering volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of maritime spatial planning, as well as planners and practitioners.


“Maritime Spatial Planning: Past, Present, and Future is a valuable resource and insightful read for interdisciplinary marine scientists, practitioners, managers, and policymakers alike. … this book provides a potent, yet accessible read on a complicated and diverse topic of MSP that, as the authors argue, is developed in the past, relevant to the present, and critical to the future of blue growth and blue space protection.” (Sondra Eger, Ocean Yearbook, Vol. 34, 2020)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Development and Maritime Institute, University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland

    Jacek Zaucha

  • Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Geesthacht, Germany

    Kira Gee

About the editors

Jacek Zaucha is Professor of Economics at University of Gdańsk, and Maritime Institute, Poland. He is long experienced in maritime spatial planning, and is currently leading the team preparing the first plan for Polish marine waters.

Kira Gee is Research Associate at the Centre for Materials and Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany. She has been involved in MSP research and practice for over 20 years, and has participated in numerous national and transnational European MSP projects.

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