Marine spatial planning in the high seas

Last modified: 
June 27, 2017 - 2:28pm
Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2008
Date published: 09/2008
Authors: Jeff Ardron, Kristina Gjerde, Sian Pullen, Virginie Tilot
Journal title: Marine Policy
Volume: 32
Issue: 5
Pages: 832 - 839
ISSN: 0308597X

Although high seas resources are being exploited, reciprocal legal obligations to protect its environment have not been met. Marine spatial planning (MSP) is clearly a practical way forward, particularly for the high seas, where non-spatial monitoring is difficult, and where data gaps obstruct conventional management approaches. To ensure the effective application of MSP in the high seas, however, some institutional reforms are necessary. This paper outlines the main hurdles, summarizes existing high seas spatial protections, presents an example of a high seas marine protected area that resulted through MSP, identifies three institutional priorities, and suggests three immediate steps.

Freely available?: 
No
Approximate cost to purchase or rent this item from the publisher: US $35.95

(Links to preprints and postprints are checked for validity at the time of publication. If this link does not work, please let us know in the comments below. Additionally, you may use the Google Scholar link below to search for alternative freely-available versions of this resource.)

Summary available?: 
No

This content is part of a Top List!

The OpenChannels Team curates important content into Top Lists. Browse through the links below to see what other content is included in this Top List.

Report an error or inaccuracy

Notice an error in the Literature item above? Please let us know in the comments section below. Thank you for helping us keep the Literature Library up-to-date!

Add new comment