Research and analysis

Social impacts and interactions between marine sectors (MMO 1060)

This report considers a project to provide the MMO with evidence of social impacts within and between sectors.

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1060

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Evidence on the social impacts of marine sectors, and on the social impacts of their interaction, is limited. There are a growing number of research projects on this topic particularly linked to the ecosystem services paradigm. However this is largely through economic-ecology research, with a particular focus on economic valuation. There appears to be less research using more qualitative methods despite the need for it.

This project set out to provide the MMO with a body of evidence on social impacts through an assessment of interactions within and between sectors listed in the Marine Policy Statement (MPS).

The evidence gathering aimed to cover how positive and negative impacts are distributed between sectors to allow assessment of the social pillar of sustainable development in terms of gains and losses, and where possible geographically between inshore, offshore, the coast and land.

The report was published on 26 August 2014.

Published 26 August 2014
Last updated 26 August 2014 + show all updates
  1. First published.