Marine Spatial Planning of San Diego based on Multi Criteria Analysis
Track: Ocean and Maritime
Authors: Maruf Sakib
Marine spatial planning (MSP) has very important ecological and economic impacts on our oceans. This study aims to identify suitable sites for different marine usage in San Diego County, using GIS and multi-criteria analysis (MCA). Scientists and experts will be asked to provide knowledge and information to rank social, physical, and biological criteria for prioritizing usages of ocean zones. The results of the project will show how GIS and MCA can assist scientists and decision-makers in MSP.