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Title: Marine spatial planning in Cyprus
Authors: Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G. 
Agapiou, Athos 
Mettas, Christodoulos 
Themistocleous, Kyriacos 
Evagorou, Evagoras G. 
Cuca, Branka 
Papoutsa, Christiana 
Nisantzi, Argyro 
Mamouri, Rodanthi-Elisavet 
Soulis, George 
Xagoraris, Zafiris 
Lysandrou, Vasiliki 
Aliouris, Kyriacos 
Ioannou, Nicolas 
Pavlogeorgatos G., Gerasimos 
Major Field of Science: Engineering and Technology
Field Category: Civil Engineering;Civil Engineering
Keywords: Activities;Coastal zone management;Mapping;Marine spatial planning
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2015
Source: 3rd International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment, RSCy 2015; Paphos; Cyprus; 16 March 2015 through 19 March 2015
DOI: 10.1117/12.2195655
Abstract: Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), which is in concept similar to land-use planning, is a public process by which the relevant Member State's authorities analyse and organise human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic and social objectives. MSP aims to promote sustainable growth of maritime economies, sustainable development of marine areas and sustainable use of marine resources. This paper highlights the importance of MSP and provides basic outcomes of the main European marine development. The already successful MSP plans can provide useful feedback and guidelines for other countries that are in the process of implementation of an integrated MSP, such as Cyprus. This paper presents part of the MSP project, of which 80% funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and 20% from national contribution. An overview of the project is presented, including data acquisition, methodology and preliminary results for the implementation of MSP in Cyprus.
Rights: © 2015 Copyright SPIE.
Type: Conference Papers
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
Ministry of Communications and Works 
University of Aegean 
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