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dc.contributor.authorKidd, Sue
dc.contributor.authorPlater, Andrew J.
dc.contributor.authorFrid, Chris L. J.
dc.contributor.editorS. Kidd, A. Plater and C. Frid
dc.description.abstractThis volume consolidates the lessons learnt from a series of seminars organized to bring natural scientists, social scientists and the policy and practice community together to consider the challenges of applying the ecosystem approach (EA) to marine planning and management. During the course of the seminar series the world changed; new science revealed yet more about the scale of threats to the marine ecosystem; new international accords were signed; the Copenhagen conference on climate change failed to address issues of carbon dioxide emissions, so entraining further warming and acidification of the oceans; and new legislative measures were introduced, including the UK’s 2009 Marine and Coastal Access Act, which incorporates provision for the development of a marine spatial planning framework and the designation of networks of marine protected areas. It could be thought that this shifting scene would detract from the currency of the arguments presented here, however, in many respects, the opposite is true as it serves to illustrate the complexity of factors influencing effective planning and management of the marine environment and the need for the holistic and transdisciplinary responses that are envisaged in EA and are the focus of discussion here. In this fi nal chapter we synthesize the contributions set out in the previous chapters and the general conclusions of the seminar series, and reflect on the way forward.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleThe Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcological Applications not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.titleThe ecosystem approach to marine planning and management - The road aheaden_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
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