Using a real-time interactive mapping device to support marine spatial planning

One of the members of our working group Gustavo Arciniegas and his colleagues have published another interesting research paper on the application of real-time interactive mapping  device (touch-table) for supporting collaborative planning in developing renewal offshore energy off the coast of Scottland. The combination of GIS, MCE and the touch-table technology were used to support a local knowledge workshop and  a negotiation workshop. This is the first time such an approach  has been used to support marine spatial planning off the coast of Scotland to assist in consensus building. A full copy of the paper is available via the PLos One open access journal:

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