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 1:30pm to 3:10pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
1:30pm to 1:50pm Identifying biological and ecological Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) for global sustained observations Patricia Miloslavich S1: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?
1:50pm to 2:10pm Incorporating community concerns into decision-support tools for environmental management of finfish aquaculture. How can social science better guide environmental decision makers? Catriona Macleod S1: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?
2:10pm to 2:30pm Nearshore marine Aquatic Ecosystem Condition Reports, AECR's or just another headache? Warwick Noble S1: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?
2:30pm to 2:50pm Data delivery and decision-support tools underpinning sustainable fisheries Jason Hartog S1: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?