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European Seas and Territorial Development, Opportunities and Risks

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool, United Kingdom website

The main research areas of ESaTDOR (European Seas and Territorial Development, Opportunities and Risks) are: investigation of current uses of Europe’s seas through mapping current sea use patterns, typologies, dynamics and inter-linkages; identification of patterns of sea use and of types of coastal regions; investigating the present state of European sea areas; identifying potential areas of conflict between the use of sea areas and their deterioration; distinguishing different types of coastal regions; studying employment patterns in sea areas and evaluating the present state of maritime clusters; analysis and identification of development opportunities in the respective areas, also taking into account issues regarding sustainability and climate change; and, analysis of the relationship between terrestrial and maritime planning seeking optimal practices for maritime governance.
  • Finalised
Geographical coverage
  • Regional (including Mediterranean sea basin)
Intended Users
  • Administrations/Authorities
Source of funding
  • EU Funds
  • Public funding
Country of project partners
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom