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A global approach to mapping the environmental risk of harbours on aquatic systems

Valdor, PF, Gomez, AG, Steinberg, P, Tanner, E, Knights, AM, Seitz, RD, Airoldi, L, Firth, LB, Arvanitidis, C, Ponti, M, Chatzinikolaou, E, Brooks, PR, Crowe, TP, Smith, A, Mendez, G, Ovejero, A, Soares-Gomes, A, Burt, JA, MacLeod, C ORCID: 0000-0002-0539-6361 and Juanes, JA 2020 , 'A global approach to mapping the environmental risk of harbours on aquatic systems' , Marine Policy, vol. 119 , pp. 1-10 , doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104051.

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Abstract

The goal of this paper is to propose a screening method for assessing the environmental risk to aquatic systems in harbours worldwide. A semi-quantitative method is based on environmental pressures, environmental conditions and societal response. The method is flexible enough to be applied to 15 harbours globally distributed through a multinational test using standardised and homogenised open data that can be obtained for any port worldwide. The method emerges as a useful approach towards the foundation of a global environmental risk atlas of harbours that should guide the harbour sector to develop a more globally informed strategy of sustainable development.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Valdor, PF and Gomez, AG and Steinberg, P and Tanner, E and Knights, AM and Seitz, RD and Airoldi, L and Firth, LB and Arvanitidis, C and Ponti, M and Chatzinikolaou, E and Brooks, PR and Crowe, TP and Smith, A and Mendez, G and Ovejero, A and Soares-Gomes, A and Burt, JA and MacLeod, C and Juanes, JA
Keywords: environmental risk assessment, global atlas, pressure-state-response model, harbour aquatic systems, harbour management, sustainable development
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Policy
Publisher: Elsevier Sci Ltd
ISSN: 0308-597X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104051
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