Land – Sea Interactions’ Analysis: Results-Based Survey Questionnaire Design for Romanian Coastal and Maritime Stakeholder’s Community

  • Elena Vlasceanu National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”
  • Laura Alexandrov National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”
  • Razvan Mateescu National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”
  • Eugen Rusu ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Dragos Niculescu National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”
Keywords: Maritime Spatial Planning; Land-Sea Interactions; survey questionnaire; expert opinion-based analysis-based results; plan development


The evaluation of professional-participants’ acting in socio-technical domain related to Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and the exploration of LSI (Land-Sea Interactions) as main complex approach in MSP need to be addressed in the context of Romanian multi-actor network of the involved maritime and coastal stakeholders. Questionnaire-based research can approach LSI in an integrated manner, combining the expert opinion on many aspects about the complexity of land and sea processes in various specific and measurable interactions. The present analysis of the expert opinion questionnaires, combined within an analysis of LSI processes and outcomes, its shows that the comparative assessment in real and perceived environments can proved an effective and promising advance on semi-quantitative methods of professional MSP planners. Despite surveys’ questionnaires are qualitative methods to assemble information regarding knowledge, facts, and expert opinions from a stakeholder community, it can provide also a semi-quantitative data and information, which can be used for further research, on different relevant MSP features and aspects related LSI within Romanian coastal and marine areas. 

Author Biographies

Laura Alexandrov, National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”

Senior Researcher, Department of Marine Living Resources

Razvan Mateescu, National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”

Scientific Researcher, Department of Oceanography

Eugen Rusu, ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Dragos Niculescu, National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”

Senior Researcher, Department of Oceanography, Marine and Coastal Engineering


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