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Andreas Skriver Hansen


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Viktoriagatan 13 plan 5
41125 Göteborg
Box 625
40530 Göteborg

Om 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) Nature-based tourism, tourism

c) Physical planning, MSP and ICZM

d) Human-nature relations and interaction

e) Environmental psychology

f) 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 monitoring and management, 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 with physical planning, mostly regional planning and comprehensive planning as well as various urban and rural planning themes, such as coastal and marine spatial 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 outdoor recreation and tourism, 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 are particular theoretical interests of mine. Finally, I work a lot with applied theory as well as different 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). My work often includes 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 Center 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 (MSPRN) - 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

På andra webbplatser


  • Friluftsliv och turism, Fysisk planering, Interaktioner mellan människa och natur, Miljöpsykologi, Landskapsforskning

Pågående forskning


  • Kulturgeografi, Studier i friluftsliv och turism, Fysisk planering och förvaltning, Regional utveckling, Hållbar utveckling

Utvalda publikationer

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

Understanding recreational landscapes. Developing a knowledge base on outdoor recreation monitoring in Swedish coastal and marine areas
Skriver Hansen, Andreas

Testing visitor produced pictures as a management strategy to study visitor experience qualities – A Swedish marine case study
Skriver Hansen, Andreas
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 14, s. 52-64, 2016

Kartläggning och analys av friluftslivet i kustzonen (i Göteborgsregionen, Orust och Uddevalla)
Glette, Vidar, Blomsterberg, Karin, Skriver Hansen, Andreas