Plenary at AMSA 2017
Director Julie Hall gave the plenary address on 4 July at the Australian Marine Sciences Association conference in Darwin.
Julie’s talk focused on improving marine management through a transdisciplinary approach: integrating social science, economics, indigenous knowledge, and marine science into decision-making.
There were around 350 attendees, including marine scientists, marine resource managers, industry people, and the local indigenous people, Torres Strait Islanders.
“The concept of ecosystem-based management and working from a transdisciplinary perspective was very well received,” said Julie. “There is definitely an appetite here for a much more integrated approach. This was highlighted in a public forum held as part of the conference to look at future marine management northern Australia.”
“I’ve had a lots of follow up conversations with people – including a marine resource manager from Indonesia – wanting to know more about how we are engaging with government and other stakeholders.”