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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Using stated preference valuation in the offshore environment to support marine planning
Author(s): Börger, Tobias
Hooper, Tara L
Austen, Melanie C
Marcone, Oceane
Rendón, Olivia
Contact Email: tobias.borger@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Marine planning
Marine natural capital
Marine ecosystem services
Discrete choice experiments
Stated preferences
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2020
Citation: Börger T, Hooper TL, Austen MC, Marcone O & Rendón O (2020) Using stated preference valuation in the offshore environment to support marine planning. Journal of Environmental Management, 265, Art. No.: 110520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110520
Abstract: This study presents valuations of components of marine natural capital that have hitherto been overlooked by the valuation literature. Using a discrete choice experiment, it values a set of ecosystem services linked to seabed natural capital in the UK section of the North Sea. The study focuses on offshore seabed habitats, using Good Environmental Status as a measure of seabed health, thus linking directly to management targets under the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive. It considers how changing pressures on seabed habitats could affect marine industries and other ecosystems through trade-offs with (1) the contribution that exploitation of these habitats makes to the maritime cultural heritage; and (2) changes to the health of seabird populations. For seabed habitats and seabirds, the elicited values mainly represent non-use values for changes in the condition of natural capital assets. For maritime cultural heritage the valuation refers to the changed provision of this cultural ecosystem service. Results show that the public in England hold significant, strongly correlated, values for changes in the condition of offshore seabeds and seabird populations. Projected losses in maritime cultural heritage are found to lead to expected welfare decreases. Implications of these findings for marine planning and decision-making are discussed.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110520
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