BALANCE Technical Summary Report: Towards Marine Spatial planning in the Baltic Sea (2009)
This report presents a holistic approach to marine spatial planning taking both human uses and environmental information into account, while operating within the multinational context of the Baltic Sea Region. The BALANCE approach is build around three key elements: 1) The combination of ecological information with information of multiple human uses, pressures and impacts, 2) a spatial planning template describing the steps towards marine spatial planning, and 3) a simple, balanced zoning approach allowing space for all human uses, while minimising the impact on the marine environment. The work was undertaken because marine spatial planning is essential for the implementation of a transnational and ecosystem-based approach to the management of human activities in the marine environment, and thus for supporting the long-term sustainable development within the Baltic Sea Region.
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