The state of Oregon has a long history of ocean management, and recent emerging uses and national initiatives have created an opportunity to improve planning, but also pose new challenges. As is the case in many places, a large-scale planning and mapping effort was motivated in Oregon by the potential for permanent structures to be placed off the coast—in this case renewable ocean energy facilities. This potential development coincided with state efforts to establish a network of marine reserves. These simultaneous proposals quickly got the attention of existing users of ocean space. And the importance of meaningfully involving affected and interested parties in the planning process was highlighted by foreseeable conflict over resources and space.

Authors: 
Jenna Borberg
Short Description: 
A large-scale planning and mapping effort was motivated in Oregon by the potential for permanent structures to be placed off the coast.
Product Number: 
ORESU-NR-12-001
Entry Date: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Price: 
NA
Length: 
2 pp.
Size and Format: 
8 1/2 x 11, online
Miscellaneous: 
Source: 41°N Fall 2012 7(1):20-21.
Year of Publication: 
2012
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