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Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Chapter


Abstract


  • The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage Area provide an example of the development

    of an adaptive system of science-based coastal management. The direct focus of management

    and clearest jurisdictional authority concerns the area seaward of the low water mark

    on the coast. However management depends on engagement with people in and beyond coastal

    areas who use, or whose activities and behaviours have impacts on the Great Barrier Reef

    region. Section 7 (1) (b) of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 establishes as a function

    of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 'to carry out, by itself or in co-operation with

    other institutions and persons, and to arrange for any other institutions or persons to carry

    out, research and investigations relevant to the Marine Park'. Experience of implementation

    over 35 years reflects a dynamic approach to collection and use of an increasing breadth of

    information. This has involved development of multidisciplinary research, community consultation

    and engagement, monitoring, review and periodic systematic revision to reflect experience

    and new information (Lawrence et al. 2002; Kenchington and Day 2011).

UOW Authors


  •   Kenchington, Richard
  •   De Freitas, Debora M.. (external author)
  •   Tarte, Diane (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • R. Ambrose. Kenchington, D. M.. De Freitas & D. Tarte, ''Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park'' in R. Ambrose. Kenchington, L. Stocker & D. Wood(ed), Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia (2012) 101-125.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781466571860

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/356

Book Title


  • Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia

Start Page


  • 101

End Page


  • 125

Place Of Publication


  • Collingwood, Vic

Abstract


  • The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage Area provide an example of the development

    of an adaptive system of science-based coastal management. The direct focus of management

    and clearest jurisdictional authority concerns the area seaward of the low water mark

    on the coast. However management depends on engagement with people in and beyond coastal

    areas who use, or whose activities and behaviours have impacts on the Great Barrier Reef

    region. Section 7 (1) (b) of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 establishes as a function

    of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 'to carry out, by itself or in co-operation with

    other institutions and persons, and to arrange for any other institutions or persons to carry

    out, research and investigations relevant to the Marine Park'. Experience of implementation

    over 35 years reflects a dynamic approach to collection and use of an increasing breadth of

    information. This has involved development of multidisciplinary research, community consultation

    and engagement, monitoring, review and periodic systematic revision to reflect experience

    and new information (Lawrence et al. 2002; Kenchington and Day 2011).

UOW Authors


  •   Kenchington, Richard
  •   De Freitas, Debora M.. (external author)
  •   Tarte, Diane (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • R. Ambrose. Kenchington, D. M.. De Freitas & D. Tarte, ''Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park'' in R. Ambrose. Kenchington, L. Stocker & D. Wood(ed), Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia (2012) 101-125.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781466571860

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/356

Book Title


  • Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia

Start Page


  • 101

End Page


  • 125

Place Of Publication


  • Collingwood, Vic