While there have been many scholarly papers written on how European policies under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Common Fisheries Policy, and Maritime Spatial Planning Directive catalyze an ecosystem approach and make room for the precautionary principle, there has been little attention paid to whether these complex regimes may actually be inhibiting effective EBM.
A new paper published on OpenChannels.org for policy makers, managers, and students provides a short history of ocean management, its conceptual foundations, modern frameworks for it, and numerous real world examples of how these concepts and frameworks are being applied.
Latest news and resources for ocean planners for the month of May 2017.
Given the rapidity with which new technologies are advancing, we at MEAM wanted to catch up with leading technologists to learn which technologies they are using in their work, and which ones they feel will be most influential in improving ocean management and ecosystem health. We spoke with Matt Merrifield, chief technology officer at The Nature Conservancy; Dawn Wright, chief scientist at Esri; Renata Ferrari Legorreta, a spatial and quantitative ecologist at the University of Sydney; and Kerry Sink, marine program manager at the South African National Biodiversity Institute. We also feature several insightful and informative comments from EBM Tools Network members.
Government institutions all over the world seem to be in upheaval. Many are behaving erratically or unpredictably, whether in North America, Europe, or Asia. What does this portend for marine management?
Anne Hawkins, associate with the law firm Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, discusses how the offshore wind energy leasing process should adhere to new US regional ocean plans.
Latest news and resources for ocean planners for the month of April 2017.
From the Archives calls attention to past MEAM articles whose perspectives and insight remain relevant. This interview with Bela Buck, head of a working group on marine aquaculture, maritime technologies, and integrated coastal management, discusses how co-locating aquaculture and wind farms would maximize the value of an area.
UN Sustainable Development Goals summarized for ocean managers. Under SDG 14 are ten specific targets, including reducing marine pollution (Target 14.1), minimizing and addressing the impacts of ocean acidification (Target 14.3), ending overfishing and destructive fishing practices (Target 14.4), conserving coastal and marine areas (Target 14.5), and providing access to small-scale artisanal fishers to resources and markets (Target 14.B).
Tundi Agardy, Contributing Editor of MEAM, discusses innovative ecosystem-based management in the Andean highlands.