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Andreas Skriver Hansen


Andreas Skriver Hansen
+46 31 786 1391

Room number: 519b
Postal Address: Box 625, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13 plan 5 , 41125 Göteborg

Human Geography at Department of Economy and Society (More Information)
Box 625
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 1398
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13 , 411 25 Göteborg

About Andreas Skriver Hansen

Academic profile
PhD, Human Geography, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2017)
M.A. Geography and History, Roskilde University, Denmark (2010)

My main research areas and interests include

a) Outdoor recreation planning and management
b) Physical planning, MSP and ICZM
c) Human-nature interaction
d) Environmental psychology
e) Landscape research

I mostly work with outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism in relation to natural resource planning and management, why my research often has a distinct applied research character. Particular interests in this regard include visitor management and monitoring, and the important role and relevance of social science within area planning and management. As a development and extension of this focus, I also work a lot with physical planning activities, e.g. regional planning and comprehensive planning. Examples include various urban and rural planning themes, such as coastal and marine planning and green-blue planning. I study both urban contexts and peripheral areas and islands. Most of my research is based around the Swedish west coast, but I have experience from other parts of Sweden as well as Norway, Denmark, New Zealand, Germany, the US and Canada.

Methodologically, I place myself mainly within the qualitative research tradition. I am also a dedicated field worker who promotes the use of fieldwork, both in my research and in my teaching. In my fieldwork, I often argue for the use of mixed-method strategies and discuss pros and cons in relation to this.

Theoretically, I am interested in the concepts of tourism and outdoor recreation and how they are understood and have developed in different parts of the world. I also have a keen interest in landscape theory with an emphasis on different landscape perceptions and experiences, uses and understandings. The concepts of nature and place, including human-nature relations and interactions as well as environmental psychology and connectedness, are particular theoretical interest areas of mine. Finally, I work a lot with applied theory, especially in connection to my work with physical and environmental planning. Examples include planning and management frameworks such as Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC), the Recreative Opportunity Spectrum (ROS), Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). All frameworks include links to adaptive and sustainable planning and management.

In my research, I aim to do and contribute with inter-, multi-, and trans-disciplinary activities and experiences, mostly in relation to my collaborations with researchers within the marine sciences, social sciences and environmental sciences.

Academic groups/networks
Member of the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden

Committee member of The International Coastal and Marine Tourism Society (ICMTS)

Advisor at the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment

Member of the Centre for Sea and Society, University of Gothenburg

Member of the Center for Tourism, University of Gothenburg

Member of the Maritime Spatial Planning for professionals, Baltic Region

Member of the MSP Research Network - online group, EU based

Member of the Landscape and Planning research group, University of Gothenburg

Member of the Centre for Nature- and National Park Studies (CNNF), Roskilde University

On other web sites

Research areas

  • Outdoor recreation planning and management, Physical planning, Human-nature interaction, Environmental psychology, Landscape research

Research in progress

Teaching areas

  • Outdoor recreation and tourism studies, Physical planning, Environmental planning and managment, Studies in periferal and coastal-marine areas, Sustainability and sustainable development

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Fokusområde Maritim turism
Andreas Skriver Hansen
Omvärldsanalys 2017. Maritima klustret i Västsverige, Göteborg, Maritima klustret i Västsverige, Report chapter 2018
Report chapter

The Visitor: Connecting Health, Wellbeing and the Natural Environment
Andreas Skriver Hansen
Tourism, Health, Wellbeing and Protected Areas (by Iride Azara, Editor), London, CABI Publishing, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book


Nasjonalparker – fra fjell til kyst
Knut Bjørn Stokke, Jan Vidar Haukeland, Andreas Skriver Hansen
PLAN, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Managing outdoor recreation aspects in coastal-marine national parks#11;– Experiences and challenges from Sweden and Norway
Andreas Skriver Hansen, Jan Vider Haukeland, Knut Bjørn Stokke Stokke
Proceedings for the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 19-22, 2017 in Umeå, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Scandinavian National Parks moving from the mountain to the coast – is the management designed to handle the visitation pressure and the tourism industry interests?
Jan Vider Haukeland, Knut Bjørn Stokke, Andreas Skriver Hansen
Proceedings for the International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT2017), Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Visitor monitoring and education app - For use in recreational area management
Andreas Skriver Hansen, Claudio Aguayo
Proceedings for the International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT2017), Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution


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