Pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan. Lessons Learned.

A summary of the Lessons Learned during the process of developing the pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan.


Brooker, E., Duncan, C., Gardner, S., Kinninmonth, A., Nathan, C. Smith, A., Tedcastle, S., Underdown, N. and Whyte, A. (2015) How can marine spatial planning lead to a thriving natural marine environment in Scotland? Workshop Report. Scottish Environment LINK.

Carneiro, G. (2013) Evaluation of marine spatial planning. Marine Policy, 37, 214-229.

Douvere, F. (2008) The importance of marine spatial planning in advancing ecosystem-based sea use management. Marine Policy, 32, 762-771.

Ehler, C. (2008) Conclusions: Benefits, lesson learned, and future challenges of marine spatial planning. Marine Policy, 32, 840-843.

Ehler, C. (2014) A Guide to Evaluating Marine Spatial Plans. Paris, UNESCO, IOC Manuals and Guides, 70: ICAM Dossier 8.

Ehler, D. & Douvere, F. (2009) Marine Spatial Planning: a step-by-step approach toward ecosystem-based management. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Man and the Biosphere Programme. IOC Manual and Guides No. 53, ICAM Dossier No. 6. Paris: UNESCO.

Glegg, G. (2014) Training for marine planners: Present and future needs. Marine Policy, 43, 13-20.

Highland Council Seashore Project http://www.highlandbiodiversity.com/seashore.asp

Jarvis, R.M., Breen, B.B., Krageloh, C.U. and Billington, D.R. (2015) Citizen science and the power of public participation in marine spatial planning. Marine Policy, 57,21-26.

Kelly, C., Gray, L., Shucksmith, R. & Tweddle, J. (2012) Review of the Marine Spatial Plan for the Shetland Islands. NAFC Marine Centre.

MEAM (2015) Getting business on board: Engaging the business community in ocean planning. Marine Ecosystems and Management, 8, 5, 1-5. www.MEAM.net/MEAM42.pdf

Olsen, E., Fluharty, D., Hoel, A.H., Hostens, K., Maes, F. & Pecceu, E. (2014) Integration at the Round Table: Marine Spatial Planning in Mulit-Stakeholder Settings. PLOS ONE, 9, 10, 1-9.

Pomeroy, R. & Douvere, F. (2008) The engagement of stakeholders in the marine spatial planning process. Marine Policy, 32, 816-822.

Sams, L. (2015) Avoid going to battle with businesses. Marine Ecosystems and Management, 8, 5, 3-4. www.MEAM.net/MEAM42.pdf

Scottish Executive (2004) Developing a Strategic Framework for Scotland’s Marine Environment: A Consultation. Scottish Executive Environment Group, Edinburgh.

Additional Sources of Information

Marine Management Organisation (2015) Marine Plan – user guide https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/marine-plan-user-guide/marine-plan-user-guide?utm_source=Marine+planning&utm_campaign=b509c3881f-mp_newsletter_autumn_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c8c5d5f583-b509c3881f-91258885

Marine Management Organisation: Marine Plans – 12 Step Process: http://www.gov.uk/marine-plans-development

Schultz-Zehden, A. & Gee, K. (2013) BaltSeaPlan Findings: Experiences and Lessons. Bundesamt fur Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, Germany.

Smith, G. (2015) Creating the spaces, filling them up. Marine spatial planning in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters. Ocean & Coastal Management, 116, 132-142.

Thompson, K. & Donnelly, J.E. (2010) SSMEI Clyde Pilot: Lessons Learned for Marine Spatial Planning in Scotland. Scottish Sustainable Marine Environment Initiative.


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