Milerienė, R., Blažauskas, N., Gulbinskas, S.

Integration of marine research results into a maritime spatial plan for Lithuania

Abstract

This paper presents the results of integration of the environmental, economic and social data into comprehensive spatial plan of Lithuania. The main driving forces for the economic developments at sea are offshore wind energy growth and demand for exploration and exploitation of potential oil deposits. The de-veloped spatial plan is a practical step towards implementation of the strategy for the Baltic Sea region and particularly focused on proper management of the marine resources. The concept of location of existing and future marine activities along with regulatory framework was created. The developed spatial solutions create the pre–conditions for future development at the sea and at the same time highlights the demand for new quality of the scientific research while investigating the marine resources and evaluating the economic effect as well as environmental consequences.



Doi 10.5200/baltica.2014.27.17

Keywords maritime spatial planning, sustainable use, marine resources

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