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The Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme

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Analysis of the TIDE Estuarine Conflict Matrices

3b. Analysis

On completion of the initial RWG user input stage, the conflict matrix for an estuary effectively has three main information areas:
  • The ‘amount’ of each use or user activity within each estuarine zone.
  • The likely considered level of conflict between two users/uses across the estuary as a whole.
  • The severity of the actual conflict between two users/uses. This is based on the anticipated level of generic conflict between two users/uses and the actual level of each use in each estuarine zone.
Subsequently, there is then a suite of analyses that can be performed on the derived information, both in terms of additional conflict matrix iterations to identify headline conflicts and synergies, intra estuarine variations, and conflict typologies etc., as well as more specific univariate and multivariate statistical analyses which can be undertaken on the derived data. Where appropriate, these aspects are described in the subsequent analysis text in this report.

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