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dc.contributor.authorPennino, Maria Grazia
dc.contributor.authorBrodie, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorFrainer, André
dc.contributor.authorLopes, Priscila F. M.
dc.contributor.authorLopez, Jon
dc.contributor.authorOrtega-Cisneros, Kelly
dc.contributor.authorSelim, Samiya
dc.contributor.authorVaidianu, Natasa
dc.identifier.citationPennino, M.G., Brodie, S., Frainer, A., Lopes, P.F.M., Lopez, J., Ortega-Cisneros, K., Selim, S. and Vaidianu, N. (2021) The Missing Layers: Integrating Sociocultural Values Into Marine Spatial Planning. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8:633198, 8pp. DOI 10.3389/fmars.2021.633198en_US
dc.description.abstractMarine Spatial Planning (MSP) is a relatively new approach to ocean management and has been widely implemented worldwide. Ideally, MSP should be established as a public process that analyzes and distributes human activities across space and time to achieve ecological, economic and social goals, which historically have been accomplished exclusively in the political arena. However, in most cases MSP seems to be driven primarily by economic interests rather than by sociocultural goals. In this paper, we discuss how integrating the missing sociocultural layers into MSP can help to reduce governance rigidity, promote adaptability in decision-making, support environmental justice, and improve MSP acceptance and uptake. In particular, we focus on identifying possible points of connection between MSP and frameworks based on social-ecological system theory, including co-management and other democratic and empowering alternatives. We conclude by proposing a new definition of the MSP process that is more inclusive, and mindful of users’ rights and sociocultural objectives. If we bridge the gap between the dominant economic rhetoric and a de facto sociocultural-ecological system approach, we are likely to improve the chances of the MSP process succeeding on both the human and nature fronts.en_US
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dc.subject.otherEcosystem based managementen_US
dc.subject.otherMarine spatial planningen_US
dc.subject.otherStakeholder participationen_US
dc.subject.otherSociocultural valuesen_US
dc.titleThe Missing Layers: Integrating Sociocultural Values Into Marine Spatial Planning.en_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineConstruction and structuresen_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineHuman activityen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleFrontiers in Marine Scienceen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.issueArticle 633198en_US
dc.description.methodologyTypeReports with methodological relevanceen_US Grazia Pennino

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