During the roundtable, which was held at the Analytical Center, approaches to integrated marine environmental management were discussed.
Awareness regarding the need to combine plans for the development of river basins, coastal territories and offshore zones is growing
According to Fishnews, participants noted the activation of human exploration of marine spaces. There are new ways to exploit the seas: mining (primarily hydrocarbons), laying of pipelines and cables, construction and development of the coast, tourism, recreation, etc.
“There is a growing understanding of the need to combine plans for the development of river basins, coastal territories and offshore zones,” - said the expert of the Analytical Center Aleksey Grigoriev. The desired result, as the newspaper quotes, can be achieved through the marine territory development planning. In particular, following a meeting regarding the effective and safe Arctic exploitation, President Vladimir Putin ordered the government to work together with research and environmental NGOs to develop a pilot project for the integrated environmental management in the Arctic seas, and to implement it in the Russian part of the Barents Sea.