Study on the economic effects of Marine Spatial Planning – Final Report

Study on the economic effects of Maritime Spatial Planning – Final Report

April 2011 Maritime Spatial Planning (hereafter MSP) is a tool for improved decision-making, providing a framework for arbitrating between competing human activities and managing their impact on the marine environment. Authorities and other stakeholders expect that MSP will bring substantial benefits to maritime economies and the marine environment in Europe. … Unlike cost benefit analyses, the report is mostly limited to a qualitative assessment of the benefits associated with MSP, although it also includes a methodology which has been applied to provide an indication of the quantitative effects of MSP.  …

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One response to “Study on the economic effects of Marine Spatial Planning – Final Report”

  1. leonargo says :

    Wish I could read more on this … but wanted to quickly note I wonder what is the benefit of a “qualitative” analysis when these days most anything regarding safety and the environment is more than likely to be assessed on mostly quantitative data to determine the utmost benefit. Thats my two cents.

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