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A spatial typology for the sea: A contribution from the Baltic
Janßen, H.; Kidd, S.; Kvinge, T. (2013). A spatial typology for the sea: A contribution from the Baltic. Mar. Policy 42: 190-197.
In: Marine Policy. Pergamon: Guildford. ISSN 0308-597X, more
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Author keywords
    Marine spatial planning; Land use planning; Sea use planning; Baltic Sea; Classification; Marine typology

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  • Janßen, H.
  • Kidd, S.
  • Kvinge, T.

    Marine spatial planning (MSP) has a need for spatial delimitation and for the identification of spatial classes. This paper reports on the findings of a pilot study that was undertaken to test the development of a data informed spatial typology for the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is a comparatively shallow sea with nine adjoining countries and intense anthropogenic activities. The aim of the study was to assess the applicability and value of such a spatial typology for MSP. A spatial typology with seven different spatial classes was identified. The approach used here to identify a spatial typology could be used for seas worldwide.

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