Ripken, Malena and Keijser, Xander and Klenke, Thomas and Mayer, Igor (2018) The 'Living Q'— an interactive method for actor engagement in transnational marine spatial planning. Environments, 5 (8). p. 87. ISSN 2076-3298

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The interaction of stakeholders is regarded key in modern environmental and spatial planning. Marine/maritime spatial planning (MSP) is an emerging marine policy domain, which is of great interest worldwide. MSP practices are characterized by diverse approaches and a lack of transnational cooperation. Actors with various backgrounds have to identify mismatches and synergies to jointly aim towards coherent and coordinated practices. The ‘Living Q’ is a communication method to make actors aware systematically about their viewpoints in an interactive, communicative and playful environment, while it draws on results of a proceeding ‘Q Methodology’ study. Results from ‘Living Q’ exercises with international expert’s groups from European Sea basins show that the method is capable to foster communication and interaction among actors participating in ‘Living Q’ exercises, while having the potential to generate added value to planning processes by actor interaction in a collaborative setting.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publiziert mit Hilfe des DFG-geförderten Open Access-Publikationsfonds der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Uncontrolled Keywords: stakeholder engagement; Q Methodology; participatory approach; communication; interaction of actors; marine/maritime spatial planning
Subjects: Science and mathematics > Earth sciences and geology
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Science > Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM)
Scientific Centers > COAST- Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2019 07:33
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 09:33
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-42383
DOI: doi:10.3390/environments5080087

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