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ESaTDOR : European Seas and Territorial Development, Opportunities and Risks

Type of Entry: Project
Website: http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Projects/Menu_AppliedResearch/ESaTDOR.html
Duration: 01/09/2010 - 01/09/2013
Description: Europe’s seas have become important in terms of policy making on both European and national level. The exploitation of sea and coastal areas for economic purposes is becoming increasingly important but there are also growing concerns on environmental issues. The ESPON project ESaTDOR (2010-2012), coordinated by the University of Liverpool, investigates the current uses of Europe’s seas through mapping sea use patterns, typologies, dynamics and inter-linkages, taking into account sustainability and climate change. In doing so, the project will identify patterns of sea use and of types of coastal regions as well as potential areas of conflict between the use of sea areas and their deterioration. In this context, the study of employment patterns in sea areas and the evaluation of the present state of maritime clusters are equally important. The overall analysis of the relationship between terrestrial and maritime planning is seeking optimal practices for maritime governance.
Contact: Mr. David Shaw
University of Liverpool
Partner: Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional research
Mcrit, LTDO
University of Malaga – European Topic Centre on Spatial Information and Analysis
Institute for Local Development, University of Valencia
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University
University of Thessaly
Constanta Maritime University
Budget: 799.716