Pilot projects on maritime spatial planning in the Russian Federation

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Russia is at the beginning of the introduction of the maritime spatial planning (MSP)as a governance tool for its vast marine areas. The whole process has been accelerated recently with government decision to prepare relevant pieces of legislation in support of MSP. This paper provides a comprehensive picture of the history of introducing maritime spatial planning (MSP) in Russia. It describes key milestones and progress achieved so far. It concludes with the list of key drivers but also obstacles that shape dynamics of the process of introduction of MSP in Russia. It seems that Russia is at moving into right direction and will join Baltic family of MSP users and promoters.
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Lappo A., Danilova L.: Pilot projects on maritime spatial planning in the Russian Federation: BMI 2015; 30(1): 23-40
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