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Planning the Bothnian Sea

outcome of Plan Bothnia - a transboundary maritime spatial planning pilot in the Bothnian Sea

Backer, Hermanni and Frias, Manuel and Bergström, Ulf and Fredricsson, Christian and Fredriksson, Ronny and Hämäläinen, Jyrki and Jerdenius, Sten and Karlsson, Pål and Kaskela, Anu and Laihonen, Pasi and Lehto, Sirkka and Mostert, Mark and Nurmi, Marco and Pekkarinen, Annukka and Rasi, Mirja and Repka, Sari and Roto, Johanna and Savola, Anne and Tihlman, Tiina and Zillén Snowball, Lovisa (2012). Planning the Bothnian Sea. Helsinki: Helsinki Commission
ISBN 978-952-67207-4-8
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Abstract

In all parts of the world the sea is a source of life, of energy, of food, of commerce, of fun. Its water, wind, and waves are all in demand – as a playground for pleasure-seekers and nature-lovers, as a highway for international commerce, as a home for unique communities of wildlife and people. All this is also true for the Bothnian Sea, a part of the northern European Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden.

The Bothnian Sea is used by two neighbouring highly developed societies. There are many demands on its resources, and its open spaces are highly coveted areas for developments such as wind power farms. This relatively sparsely habitated corner of the world is also, at least at times, a place of wild seas and ancient heritage.

Like planning on land, maritime spatial planning is a process that has to incorporate ideals of the public good and the various politically-anchored ways to define this, taking in to account private development interests as well as the physical realities of limited natural resources and fragile ecosystems.

This book provides an introduction to the Bothnian Sea and the ideas around maritime spatial planning for its offshore areas. We have tried to present a balance between the perspectives of competing interests. As this has been a pilot initiative, we have not aimed to give you ready answers, but instead try to provoke further debate. The Bothnian Sea and its future are in your hands.
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Authors/Creators:Backer, Hermanni and Frias, Manuel and Bergström, Ulf and Fredricsson, Christian and Fredriksson, Ronny and Hämäläinen, Jyrki and Jerdenius, Sten and Karlsson, Pål and Kaskela, Anu and Laihonen, Pasi and Lehto, Sirkka and Mostert, Mark and Nurmi, Marco and Pekkarinen, Annukka and Rasi, Mirja and Repka, Sari and Roto, Johanna and Savola, Anne and Tihlman, Tiina and Zillén Snowball, Lovisa
Title:Planning the Bothnian Sea
Subtitle:outcome of Plan Bothnia - a transboundary maritime spatial planning pilot in the Bothnian Sea
Year of publishing :2012
Number of Pages:153
Place of Publication:Helsinki
Publisher:Helsinki Commission
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:SLU - Environmental assessment > Programme Coastal and sea areas
ISBN for printed version:978-952-67207-4-8
ISBN for electronic version:978-952-67205-5-5
Language:English
Additional Information:This book is the summary outcome of the EU funded project Plan Bothnia (MARE 2009/16). The 0,5M euro initiative ran for 18 months between December 2010 and May 2012 under the co-ordination of the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)secretariat. The initiative also provided a supporting geographical information system (GIS) map service, a blog diary and a library of process documents. These, and this book, are available from www.planbothnia.org until at least 2015.
Publication Type:Book
Refereed:No
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:B Geography and history > B10 Geography
M Aquatic sciences and fisheries > M12 Aquaculture production
M Aquatic sciences and fisheries > M40 Aquatic ecology
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Economic Geography
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:Bothnian Sea, Bothnian Sea ecology, Baltic Sea, Maritime traffic, Fishing and aquaculture, Energy, Nature protection, Plan Bothnia, Tourism and recreation, Cultural heritage, Finland, Sweden
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1537
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1537
ID Code:10631
Department:(NL, NJ) > Department of Aquatic Resources
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:09 Jul 2013 14:16
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 11:02

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