IMIS | Lifewatch regional portal

You are here


[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Print this page

Stakeholder participation and the use of web technology for MPA management
Markantonatou, V.; Meidinger, M.; Sanò, M.; Oikonomou, E.; Di Carlo, G.; Palma, M.; Ponti, M.; Cerrano, C. (2013). Stakeholder participation and the use of web technology for MPA management. Adv. Oceanogr. Limnol. 4(2): 260-276.
In: Advances in Oceanography and Limnology. Taylor & Francis: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. ISSN 1947-5721; e-ISSN 1947-573X, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Authors | Dataset 

Author keywords
    stakeholder participation, marine protected area, resource management, decision support systems, web tools

Authors  Top | Dataset 
  • Markantonatou, V.
  • Meidinger, M.
  • Sanò, M.
  • Oikonomou, E.
  • Di Carlo, G.
  • Palma, M.
  • Ponti, M.
  • Cerrano, C.

    Stakeholder participation has received increased attention as a key process for enhancing mitigation of conflicts between different interests for the same resources and transparent decision-making in marine protected areas (MPAs). A wide range of advanced web tools is available nowadays that integrate stakeholder participation by generating new information and allow interaction between actors in MPA management. However, such technologies are frequently used without much consideration regarding the complexity of the decision to be made and the heterogeneity of stakeholder preferences and understanding in order to be related to these technologies.

    In order to understand how technology corresponds to the changing needs of MPA management, we have reviewed a range of different participation strategies adopted by web technology, based on a set of criteria that define a successful participation approach. We start from simple towards more sophisticated tools that have been developed worldwide in order to better inform decisions, and contribute to more effective and efficient MPA management. Finally, we draw a theoretical framework for the development of a community-based web tool with the capacity to incorporate the philosophy of stakeholder participation by generating new and high quality information flow for effective MPA management.

  • RCMed_2001_2020: Reef Check Med - key Mediterranean marine species 2001-2020, more

All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors | Dataset