Sustainable spatial planning in the Oosterschelde area

This project is aimed at mapping the (potential) ecological bottlenecks between nature and recreational- and fishery-use and also to provide insight into opportunities for spatial development uses.

A realistic representation on the intensity of sailing and of disturbed and undisturbed habitat was made. Also the potentially most important sources of disturbance were clarified. On quantity-effect relations is hardly any knowledge, while there is relatively much knowledge on flight distances in case of disturbance. This information is essential to be able to get a realistic representation of a disturbed and undisturbed habitat per disturbance source.