"Over the last decade the concept of clustering has become a central idea for analyzing the competitiveness of nations, industries and firms. This book shows how the cluster concept can be usefully applied to the study of maritime activities.? Such activities, including shipping, shipbuilding and port and maritime services, are clearly geographically concentrated in a number of maritime clusters. However, as the author shows, these are having to compete with other uses of the coasts and oceans including capture fisheries, marine aquaculture, offshore energy and tourism.? Sound governance and planning is therefore required to manage the competing claims for ocean space. The book shows how competing industries and other stakeholders can cooperate and benefit from an integrated approach to the development of maritime clusters.? The contribution of approaches such as integrated coastal zone management and innovations such as ocean business councils, as well as coordinated networks of maritime clusters are reviewed. Case studies are included from around the world, including detailed examples of the development of the Nelson Mandela Bay Maritime Cluster in South Africa and from Poland in the Baltic Sea."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Collaborative economic development chapter 2 The growing multiuse ocean chapter 3 Management strategies within a marine spatial planning framework chapter 4 Managing conflicts of interest chapter 5 Marine and coastal aquaculture chapter 6 Marine renewable energy in the context of sustainable oceans chapter 7 Integrated coastal zone management chapter 8 Small island developing states chapter 9 Ocean governance and the blue economy chapter 10 The ocean business community chapter 11 Organized ocean business chapter 12 Tourism in coastal areas chapter 13 Maritime clusters cooperating to compete chapter 14 Constructing a local maritime cluster chapter 15 European maritime cluster networks chapter 16 Clusters and stewardship.