Pulling it all together: Harmonizing marine environmental assessment, with Ruud Jongbloed

Port of Tagonoura, Japan, with Mt. Fuji in the background. Credit: Hoshner Sigmaniax, CC BY-SA 2.0 (cropped and brightened from original).

Human activities and other pressures on marine ecosystems are ever increasing, underscoring the need for responsible, sustainable management. Several types of environmental assessment exist, but which is the most appropriate for your assessment needs? Enter CUMULEO, a framework that defines common EA elements and introduces consistency, while remaining adaptable to assessments for marine and other ecosystems. We chat with Ruud Jongbloed to get the highlights of CUMULEO. Access the critical review in the October 2016 issue of IEAM.

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About the Guest

foto-ruud-jongbloedDr. Ruud H. Jongbloed is an environmental researcher at Wageningen Marine Research, the Netherlands. He specialized on large scale integrating projects involving ecological impact assessments of human activities in coastal and marine areas. He has a strong background in ecotoxicity with a focus on behavior and effects of contaminants in freshwater and marine environments. Recent work related to the economic and ecological impact of offshore wind parks and fisheries on the North Sea and effect analysis of a broad spectrum of human activities on objectives that derive from the Bird and Habitat Directive and the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive. He participated in several EU funded projects that involve marine spatial planning and development of ecosystem-based risk assessment and management measures.

Articles Referenced in this Podcast

Tamis JE, de Vries P, Jongbloed RH, Lagervel S, Jak RG, Karman CC, Van der Wal JT, Slijkerman D M, Klok C. 2016. Toward a harmonized approach for environmental assessment of human activities in the marine environment Integr Environ Assess Manag 12: 632–642

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