Local and international marine governance showcased at conference
Jim Sinner and Marc Tadaki (Cawthron Institute) convened a session at the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) Conference held in Tasmania on 13 July.
The session, All at Sea? Established and emerging concepts and practices in marine governance, featured presentations on Sustainable Seas research from:
- Karen Fisher: Indigenous and scientific knowledge to manage Aotearoa New Zealand’s marine estate. >>Navigating marine social-ecological systems
- Alison Greenaway: Narratives enabling ecosystem-based management: reworking public conversations. >>EBM-enabling narratives for Aotearoa New Zealand
- Jim Sinner: Who grants a social licence? A study of NZ aquaculture. >>Frameworks for achieving and maintaining social licence
- Marc Tadaki: On the promise and impossibility of a ‘best’ valuation framework for marine management. >>Development of valuation frameworks and principles
Challenge researchers also presented at other sessions focused on regional economic development and legal geographies including:
- Lara Taylor: Enabling marine ecosystem-based management: Is New Zealand’s legal framework up to the task?
- Nick Lewis: Financing a blue economy regional rent platform in Kaikōura, New Zealand.
Slides for some presentations will be available on the IAG conference website, and most presentations are being developed into formal research publications.