Staff Publications

Staff Publications

  • external user (warningwarning)
  • Log in as
  • language uk
  • About

    'Staff publications' is the digital repository of Wageningen University & Research

    'Staff publications' contains references to publications authored by Wageningen University staff from 1976 onward.

    Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.

    Full text documents are added when available. The database is updated daily and currently holds about 240,000 items, of which 72,000 in open access.

    We have a manual that explains all the features 

Record number 429163
Title Monitoring and evaluation of spatially managed areas: A generic framework for implementation of ecoystem based marine management and its application
Author(s) Stelzenmueller, V.; Breen, P.; Stamford, T.; Dankers, N.M.J.A.; Jak, R.G.; Hofstede, R. ter
Source Marine Policy 37 (2013). - ISSN 0308-597X - p. 149 - 164.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.04.012
Department(s) IMARES Ecosystemen
IMARES Vis
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) sea use management - fisheries management - methodological approach - offshore waters - indicators - conservation - uncertainty - habitats - objectives - strategies
Abstract This study introduces a framework for the monitoring and evaluation of spatially managed areas (SMAs), which is currently being tested by nine European case studies. The framework provides guidance on the selection, mapping, and assessment of ecosystem components and human pressures, the evaluation of management effectiveness and potential adaptations to management. Moreover, it provides a structured approach with advice on spatially explicit tools for practical tasks like the assessment of cumulative impacts of human pressures or pressure-state relationships. The case studies revealed emerging challenges, such as the lack of operational objectives within SMAs, particularly for transnational cases, data access, and stakeholder involvement. Furthermore, the emerging challenges of integrating the framework assessment using scientific information with a structured governance research analysis based mainly on qualitative information are addressed. The lessons learned will provide a better insight into the full range of methods and approaches required to support the implementation of the ecosystem approach to marine spatial management in Europe and elsewhere.
Comments
There are no comments yet. You can post the first one!
Post a comment
 
Please log in to use this service. Login as Wageningen University & Research user or guest user in upper right hand corner of this page.