About this Research Topic
The global increase of Marine Protected Areas, coastal defenses and blue climate change adaptive industries presents challenges to marine managers and also opportunities to optimize, restore and recover degraded marine ecosystems. Novel-place based studies on NbS are offering early insights into the role that NbS have in the restoration and recovery of degraded marine ecosystems and increased economic and societal benefits. To facilitate effective large-scale implementation of NbS, there is a need to build a critical mass of evidence that can effectively document and evaluate current practice in terms of real outcomes for economy, ecology and society.
Our Research Topic will highlight and consolidate cutting edge, multidisciplinary papers from across the world that use innovative, often interdisciplinary approaches to inform progressive management of marine ecosystems under current societal and environmental climate change pressures. We will gather research in the form of data papers, opinion pieces and reviews from different regions with a focus on applied studies that demonstrate how NbS can be effectively delivered through a number of spatial management measures, such as but not limited to Marine Protected Areas, Offshore structures, Coastal structures, Shellfish and seagrass restoration and Nature Inclusive Design.
Keywords: Nature Based Solutions, ecosystem based management, nature inclusive design, Blue Economy, Marine Protected Areas
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