Scoping study for the assessment of the costs of degradation of the Mediterranean marine ecosystems

10/30/2014

This report is the result of work conducted by the Plan Bleu as part of the economic and social analysis of the ECAP project (Ecosystem Approach for the Management of human activities) coordinated by the Coordinating Unit of the MAP.

Assessing the costs of degradation of the marine and coastal ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea at the regional scale is a clear challenge. In this study, different options for moving ahead with such assessments at the Mediterranean scale are proposed, stressing the pros and cons of each option. In coherence with the EcAp process, it is suggested that priority is given first to the assessment of the current costs of coastal and marine ecosystem protection, and then to the assessment of the economic losses imposed on key economic sectors such as tourism and fisheries. These assessments will deliver useful knowledge for assessing the costs and benefits of the action plans and programmes that form the final step of the EcAp process.

This work has also led to the development of another report entitled "Economic and social analysis of the uses of the coastal and marine waters in the Mediterranean, characterization and impacts of the fisheries, aquaculture, tourism and recreational activities, maritime transport and offshore extraction of oil and gas sectors."

 

Rapport_technique_cout_degradation_FR
Date : 
10/30/2014
Author(s) : 
KROWICKI Florence
SAUZADE Didier
STROSSER Pierre
Collection : 
Rapport technique
Available languages : 
French
Rapport_technique_cout_degradation_EN
Date : 
10/30/2014
Author(s) : 
KROWICKI Florence
SAUZADE Didier
STROSSER Pierre
Collection : 
Rapport technique
Available languages : 
English
Topic(s) : 
Biodiversity
Economy
Marine environment