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Record number 367129
Title Assessment of the Cumulative Effect of Activities in the Maritime Area: Overview of relevant legislation and proposal for a harmonised approach
Author(s) Karman, C.C.; Jongbloed, R.H.
Source Den Helder : IMARES (Report / IMARES Wageningen UR C018/08) - 67
Department(s) IMARES
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2008
Keyword(s) mariene gebieden - noordoost atlantische oceaan - milieueffect - effecten - ecologische beoordeling - beoordeling - kwantitatieve methoden - analytische methoden - gevalsanalyse - marine areas - northeast atlantic - environmental impact - effects - ecological assessment - assessment - quantitative methods - analytical methods - case studies
Categories Marine Ecology
Abstract Despite all efforts to publish guidance documents on cumulative effects assessment, a common understanding of cumulative effects assessment (CEA) is still lacking, hampering the development of a transparent and widely (globally) accepted approach. In the meantime, environmental impact assessments of projects or plans often attempt to address the issue of cumulative effects but mainly at a highly qualitative level and incomparable to other environmental impact assessments. The objective of the study reported in this document is: 1) to prepare and overview on how cumulative effects assessment is implemented in international regulation; 2) to identify adequate coverage of maritime activities by these regulations; and 3) to develop a check-list of factors which should be considered in relation to cumulative impacts, leading to preliminary recommendations for a harmonised, effective and - preferably - pragmatic approach to CEA. The focus in this document is on environmental issues in the OSPAR area.
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