We asked four people, each involved with a variety of marine issues, about what they think marine spatial planning will mean for them in their work.
"For me marine spatial planning means taking a holistic approach toward ensuring long-term sustainable usage of marine resources.... [It also] helps to reduce conflicts between different activities."
"I see great advantages in marine spatial planning for environmental issues, utilisation of the sea, and even permit issues which today are a cumbersome and time-consuming process for companies."
"Marine spatial planning is a natural extension of our physical planning here in Värmdö."
"It's important to have comprehensive, long-term marine spatial planning that takes a balanced approach between managing the different interests."