2 – The interaction of ecology, markets, management and policy at the local and global scales in marine resource systems

Project outline and objectives: Coastal zones support resource bases for many human activities, including commercial and recreational fishing, aquaculture, tourism, shipping and transport, mining, and trade. Sustainable management of coastal resources therefore requires the understanding of the motivations and factors that influence human behaviour regarding their resource use. Traditional management…

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2 – The interdependency of social and natural capital in a coastal marine economy

Project outline and objectives: Environmental public policy is increasingly focusing on the different forms of capital (physical, social, human, and natural) that are needed to maintain or improve quality of life. The interconnection among these forms of capital has garnered a great amount conceptual consideration in business and economic development,…

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1 – Enhancing decision making in a multi-use management environment by capitalising on available information: 1. Linking data sources through GIS to provide meaningful decision support outputs

Project Outline and objectives: To fully explore alternative options for coastal resource allocation, either from a spatial planning or industry development context, a broad range of information must be considered. Information relevant to such decisions can be located in a range of areas – for example government departments (e.g. local,…

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MSEAS Symposium – May 30 – June 3, 2016, Brest, France

Understanding marine socio-ecological systems: including the human dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments Conveners: David C. Smith, Australia, Olivier Thebaud, France, and Jason Link, USA Date and venue: 30 May to 3 June 2016, Paris, France Coastal and marine areas experience much human activity and are highly productive regions attracting competing…

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