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Hav & land : en fallstudie om ekologisk hållbarhet i marina miljöer

Magnusson, Hanna LU (2020) SGEL36 20192
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This bachelor thesis aims to explore human activities in marine environments, and further reflect on how they are connected to sustainable development from an ecological standpoint. It will do so through a case study of the Danish-Swedish channel Öresund, also known as the shortest shipping route from the North Sea and the Atlantic and to the Baltic Sea. Together with the Great and Little Belt channels it creates the Danish Straits which is one of the most heavily trafficked waterways in the world. The research questions are therefore first to identify coastal human activities in the area and reflect on how they affect the marine environment, and second to find examples of local challenges in coastal planning that comes with the society’s... (More)
This bachelor thesis aims to explore human activities in marine environments, and further reflect on how they are connected to sustainable development from an ecological standpoint. It will do so through a case study of the Danish-Swedish channel Öresund, also known as the shortest shipping route from the North Sea and the Atlantic and to the Baltic Sea. Together with the Great and Little Belt channels it creates the Danish Straits which is one of the most heavily trafficked waterways in the world. The research questions are therefore first to identify coastal human activities in the area and reflect on how they affect the marine environment, and second to find examples of local challenges in coastal planning that comes with the society’s socioeconomic interactions with the sea. The theoretical framework takes on an ecological- economical approach, where concepts such as natural vs. human capital, land-sea interactions and limits of growth are discussed. It also includes a perspective in spatial scale where ecological sustainability is considered in terms of climate change.

Through empirical studies of official documents regarding the Swedish marine spatial planning and information regarding different marine activities, the case study has identified several coastal human activities like for example shipping, aquaculture and energy extraction. The identified activities, according to the chosen theories, can all be considered connected to the development of the channels ecological sustainability. Examples of how land-sea interactions affect the conditions for coastal planning in Öresund were also found, where exploitation due to population growth seems to be the biggest challenge for the goals to achieve and maintain a healthy marine environment. The case study gives an insight in the complexity behind creating a sustainable ecological development by discussing two kinds of land-sea interactions, direct and diffuse ones, and how both of these needs to be displayed in working towards the protection of marine resources. (Less)
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author
Magnusson, Hanna LU
supervisor
organization
course
SGEL36 20192
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Marine spatial planning, ecological sustainability, ecologic economy, land-sea interactions, Öresund
language
Swedish
id
9028353
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2020-10-07 09:22:51
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  abstract     = {This bachelor thesis aims to explore human activities in marine environments, and further reflect on how they are connected to sustainable development from an ecological standpoint. It will do so through a case study of the Danish-Swedish channel Öresund, also known as the shortest shipping route from the North Sea and the Atlantic and to the Baltic Sea. Together with the Great and Little Belt channels it creates the Danish Straits which is one of the most heavily trafficked waterways in the world. The research questions are therefore first to identify coastal human activities in the area and reflect on how they affect the marine environment, and second to find examples of local challenges in coastal planning that comes with the society’s socioeconomic interactions with the sea. The theoretical framework takes on an ecological- economical approach, where concepts such as natural vs. human capital, land-sea interactions and limits of growth are discussed. It also includes a perspective in spatial scale where ecological sustainability is considered in terms of climate change.

Through empirical studies of official documents regarding the Swedish marine spatial planning and information regarding different marine activities, the case study has identified several coastal human activities like for example shipping, aquaculture and energy extraction. The identified activities, according to the chosen theories, can all be considered connected to the development of the channels ecological sustainability. Examples of how land-sea interactions affect the conditions for coastal planning in Öresund were also found, where exploitation due to population growth seems to be the biggest challenge for the goals to achieve and maintain a healthy marine environment. The case study gives an insight in the complexity behind creating a sustainable ecological development by discussing two kinds of land-sea interactions, direct and diffuse ones, and how both of these needs to be displayed in working towards the protection of marine resources.},
  author       = {Magnusson, Hanna},
  keyword      = {Marine spatial planning,ecological sustainability,ecologic economy,land-sea interactions,Öresund},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hav & land : en fallstudie om ekologisk hållbarhet i marina miljöer},
  year         = {2020},
}