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SMMR-Net Webinar – Economic, social and environmental impact assessment of MSP for UK marine-related industries
March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
SMMR are pleased to host Alberto Roca for the 2023 Webinar Series.
The talk will be 20-30 minutes long followed by 15 minutes of questions.
Talk Title: Economic, social and environmental impact assessment of MSP for UK marine-related industries
Marine spatial planning (MSP) is a process of coordinating the use of marine resources in an attempt to achieve economic, social, and environmental objectives. This is an extremely challenging goal, and the benefits of MSPs are contested. In this seminar, we develop a marine input-output model for the United Kingdom. We use this model to explore relationships between greenhouse emissions, employment and gross value added in marine-related sectors and other industries. Based on our results, we identify three clusters of marine-related sectors, each characterised by a different relationship between environmental and socio-economic goals. Analysing the clusters could allow marine spatial planners to understand better how their policies will impact communities and the broader environment and prioritise accordingly.
I am Alberto Roca, an early environmental economist interested in Multi-sectoral Input-Output Models, Regional Models, and Environmental and Economic Impact Assessments. Currently, I’m a postdoctoral researcher at the University of York, working on the MSPACE project in which our research group conducts the socio-economic and environmental economic impact assessment on UK marine-related industries due to climate change.