How sustainable is your marina?

What is sustainability?
How can marinas make a positive contribution to the environment?
What is smart destination integration?

The Introduction to Sustainability in Marinas (Second Edition) offers a narrative approach to some of the ways in which sustainability applies to marinas. Starting at inception, with ecological and social design considerations, and completing the circle by learning to protect local biodiversity and encouraging citizen science, the guide serves as a useful resource for marina managers and their teams.
Bringing together sustainability experts, scientists, engineers, researchers and designers from across the recreational maritime industry, this updated anthology demonstrates true collaboration.
New articles include orientation on how marinas can make a positive contribution to the SDGs, sustainable design principles, and different options for marinas seeking to obtain recognition for their commitment to responsible environmental management. There are helpful pointers to how to improve equity, inclusion and diversity in marinas and an encouraging piece on the importance of building alliances within the industry.
The publication explores how smart destination integration might work for marinas and how stops can be taken into the pioneering territory of how alternative propulsion infrastructure might look for a fleet seeking to reduce carbon emissions. An inspiring overview of work being carried out by the Blue Marine Foundation suggests ways in which marinas could interact with local conservation entities, and oceanographer Dr. Dominque Durand sets out examples of how marinas can engage more productively and respectfully with their local natural environment.
The Guide can be downloaded free of charge at


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