CHALLENGE-BASED THEMES

Coastal & Marine Governance

Pressing coastal and marine issues, such as climate change, overfishing, biodiversity loss and marine pollution are, in many ways, governance problems. Coastal and marine governance involves formal and informal arrangements (e.g., policy, regulations, economic incentives, and social and cultural norms) that mediate how humans interact with the environment and its resources.

These arrangements may pertain to multiple levels of governance from local to global. Their design, implementation and enforcement involve, in addition to government, diverse actors from the private sector and civil society. At CMS, we investigate novel and forward looking governance approaches and methods to underpin the sustainable management of marine social-ecological systems whilst also considering evolving social expectations.

Research foci include, but are not limited to:

• Indigenous and local knowledge
• integrated ecosystem management
• marine law and policy
• human behaviour
• coastal conflict

From Stephenson et al 2019. This paper provided a framework for the successful implementation of a marine integrated management proposing 9 key features. (link)
BUILDING CAPACITY TO PROVIDE SKILLS AND SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT AND THE COMMUNITY
M A R I N E S O C I O E C O LO GY. O R G
University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the Environment
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