Definitions

Marine spatial planning is a public process of analyzing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic, and social objectives that usually have been specified through a political process. Characteristics of marine spatial planning include ecosystem-based, area-based, integrated, adaptive, strategic and participatory. (Source: UNESCO-Marine Spatial Planning Initiative)

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Broader: LEO Thesaurus
Alternative labels:
maritime zone planning
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