Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017

Concurrent session 3: S1: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?


Chair: Ken Anthony and Terry Walshe
The global oceans are facing pressures from a complexity of stressors driven by local, regional and global factors. This complexity is amplified by risks to a diversity of environmental, social and economic interests. Further, the science reporting on the state of the oceans and what it means for people and economies is often opaque, techno-centric and not easily translated to policy advice. As a consequence, environmental policy-makers are often left with judgment calls as the only practical solution, rather than transparent decision-making informed by the best available science. The purpose of this session is to bring a group of enthusiastic speakers and a large audience together around this problem in the marine research and policy arena. Presentations are invited from a wide range of field to bring their approaches and examples of useful decision analyses to the table.

  • Session Details
  • LocationBallroom 2, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade
  • Session TimeThursday 6th July 10:30am to 12:30pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
10:30am to 10:50am Plausible ecosystem futures as guidance for decision making Ryan Baring S1: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?
10:50am to 11:10am Are you sure? Capturing expert uncertainty in marine spatial cumulative impact assessment Alice Jones S1: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?
11:10am to 11:30am A coastal and marine management strategy for the Northern Territory Tony Griffiths S1: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?
11:30am to 11:50am Northern Territory Marine Science End User Needs Analysis Project Ian Poiner S1: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?
11:50am to 12:10pm Environmental decision making in the NT: Indigenous sea country management and how science can support it Jackie Gould S1: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?
12:10pm to 12:30pm The place of Indigenous knowledge at the marine research table Cass Hunter S1: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?