Marine Technologies and Maritime Spatial Planning

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Coastal Engineering".

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Department of Social Geography and Tourism, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Interests: coastal and marine conservation; coastal and marine tourism
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Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Kaliningrad, Russia
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Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: environmental policy; marine environment protection law; water law; environmental law; international law; marine spatial planning regulation in international, EU and national legal systems

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Marine Research Institute Klaipeda University, Klaipėda, Lithuania
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Dear Colleagues,

Maritime spatial planning is a new type of sustainable marine governance, stipulated by numerous international documents. It is a cornerstone of the maritime economy (blue growth) and integrated maritime policy (IMP). Maritime spatial planning requires new skills and new types of knowledge. This Special Issue, ‘Marine Technologies and Maritime Spatial Planning’, focuses on all aspects related to marine technologies as the facilitator of blue growth, as well as their coherence and role in maritime spatial planning. Contributors are advised to submit papers that fit into one or more of the subjects indicated below. However, manuscripts that are not directly related to these areas shall also be considered in cases of particular interest to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Ramūnas Povilanskas
Prof. Dr. Boris V. Chubarenko
Prof. Dr. Maciej Nyka
Prof. Dr. Arturas Razinkovas-Baziukas
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Keywords

  • Innovations in marine technologies as the facilitator of blue growth
  • Wind and wave energy economics and maritime spatial planning
  • Coastal engineering and management within a maritime spatial planning system
  • Marine litter and innovations in marine technologies
  • Sustainability and blue growth

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Improvement of Maritime Management as a Key Aspect of Sustainable Development and Blue Growth in the Russian Federation
by Nikolay Plink, Vera Semeoshenkova, Tatyana Eremina, Alexandra Ershova and Ivan Mushket
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(11), 1212; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111212 - 2 Nov 2021
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The conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources has been declared by the United Nations as one of 17 priority Sustainable Development Goals. At present, most of the maritime states are striving to improve the efficiency of their use of [...] Read more.
The conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources has been declared by the United Nations as one of 17 priority Sustainable Development Goals. At present, most of the maritime states are striving to improve the efficiency of their use of marine resources, including sea space. In particular, the European Union is implementing a number of projects related to the implementation of marine spatial planning (MSP) tools. The Baltic Sea is considered as a pilot region, where a pan-Baltic coordinated MSP plan has been developed to provide for sustainable development and blue growth in the marine and coastal economy. The Russian Federation is one of the Baltic countries, but the MSP procedure at the state level does not have institutional and regulatory support, which requires the elimination of gaps and additional development of the maritime management system. The laws of the organization and development of the general theory of management are used in this study. An Integrated Management Model for sustainable marine and coastal use is proposed as a tool for ensuring blue growth, including four interrelated elements (specific management functions), namely “Integrated Coastal Zone Management”, “Marine Spatial Planning”, “Management of Marine Macroregion” and “Ocean Governance”. Their functional content and interaction mechanisms are discussed in order to implement an integral approach to marine use. The vertical structure of the proposed integral model includes three levels corresponding to the federal and regional levels of government and the level of municipal self-governance. The use of the integral model should help accelerate the process of introducing and using MSP instruments in the process of strategic planning in the socio-economic development of the Russian coastal territories. Full article
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Delivering Tourism Sustainability and Competitiveness in Seaside and Marine Resorts with GIS
by Egidijus Jurkus, Julius Taminskas, Ramūnas Povilanskas, Vytė Kontautienė, Eglė Baltranaitė, Remigijus Dailidė and Arvydas Urbis
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(3), 312; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030312 - 12 Mar 2021
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In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by the year 2030. The study’s main objective is to identify the necessary conditions and potential for ensuring both the sustainability and competitiveness of tourism in seaside [...] Read more.
In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by the year 2030. The study’s main objective is to identify the necessary conditions and potential for ensuring both the sustainability and competitiveness of tourism in seaside and marine resorts located in or at coastal and marine protected areas on the example of Karklė (Lithuania). Based on the results of a benchmarking study of five South Baltic resorts using the Delphi technique, the survey team identified the main deficiencies of Karklė as a seaside and marine resort of an international scale. We address the deficiencies by applying a geographical information system as a decision-support tool for the Littoral Regional Park where Karklė is located. We conclude that for ensuring both the sustainability and competitiveness of tourism in seaside and marine resorts, it is expedient to combine the Delphi-based tourism benchmarking with integrated coastal management and maritime spatial planning, for which GIS is an indispensable tool. Full article
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Contribution of an Integrated Maritime Policy to the Dialogue of Civilisations: The Asia-Pacific Case
by Amrtatjuti Vladimirovna Sereda, Yuriy Gennadievich Mikhaylichenko, Petr Yakovlevich Baklanov, Anatoly Nikolaevich Kachur, Andrei Dorofeevich Lappo and Larisa Valentinovna Danilova
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(6), 610; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060610 - 2 Jun 2021
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Sustainable development of marine resources requires a robust national coastal and ocean policy and harmonization of environmental management systems in areas of overlapping interests among nations. This is becoming increasingly important in the efforts of governments worldwide. Critical issues related to the exploitation [...] Read more.
Sustainable development of marine resources requires a robust national coastal and ocean policy and harmonization of environmental management systems in areas of overlapping interests among nations. This is becoming increasingly important in the efforts of governments worldwide. Critical issues related to the exploitation of natural resources and the degradation of marine ecosystems, coupled with global crosscutting environmental issues such as climate change and climate-related hazards, require forging cross-border cooperation and international consensus on ensuring ecosystem-based approach principles in marine management and maritime domain awareness and security as reflected in the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. Increasing the scale of marine planning processes entails increased cooperation on humankind’s shared endowment of global oceans and interconnected marine systems. As a result, interactions across the world are multiplying, which intensifies the dialogue of civilisations. The following exploration of a roadmap for developing an Integrated Marine/Maritime Policy in the Asia-Pacific region reveals enhanced opportunities for maintaining environmental integrity and sustainability in transboundary areas while considering local, regional, and global socio-economic and environmental challenges. This is a science-policy analysis of the marine-related practices of the region under consideration. The key here is to improve environmental safety and strengthen global security because of coherent actions jointly adopted in a setting of mutual respect and unity by a shared purpose to create reliable foundations for sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. Full article
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