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News article8 November 20231 min read

Report on integration of socioeconomic impact of MSP

Guidelines for the integration of the Socioeconomic impact of MSP have been published. The report provides recommendations on integrating the socioeconomic dimension into MSP processes.

Socioeconomic data are an asset to support Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). Collecting and analysing these data can offer valuable insights into human activities in marine areas and how MSP may affect or be affected by them.

However, the ability to effectively utilise socioeconomic data in MSP has been hampered by three factors:

1. The limited social and economic information available in the plans.

2. The lack of spatially explicit socioeconomic data

3. The challenges to disentangle the marine and the terrestrial components in crucial economic activities.

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Publication date
8 November 2023