Ecosystem-based approach to maritime spatial planning project Plan4Blue

Final conference 4–5 June 2019

Robert Aps, Estonian Marine Institute
Robert Aps, Estonian Marine Institute

"During the session of “Ecosystem-based approach to MSP“ we discussed how ecosystem components should be taken into account and what are the options and methodologies to combine and include them into MSP process. Participants learned how to use the bow-tie as a helpful method and instrument for structuring varied and multi-faceted information from different disciplines and different levels into a transparent, logical and defendable framework. By integrating and sharing this information in a well-structured diagrammatic representation, it builds on mutual understanding between experts and practitioners from different disciplines that need to work together on the formulation and prioritisation of risk-based management options for decision-making.", says WP leader Robert Aps from Estonian Marine Institute.

Presentations of session 1

Presentation of session 2

  • Putting on a Bow-Tie to sort out who does what and why in the complex arena of marine policy and management, Roland Cormier, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany


More information

Head of Marine Systems Department, Robert Aps, Estonian Marine Institute,

Published 2019-06-20 at 10:30, updated 2019-06-20 at 10:41
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