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How do we approach this?
of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspectsIntegrated Assessment of the Environment
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of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspectsIntegrated Assessment of Human Activities
The main sections of the Possible Outline of the First Global Integrated Assessment:
Part III – Ocean Processes
Part V – Human Activities
Part VI – Marine Biodiversity
Part IV – Food Security & Safety – as a cross-cutting issue
Part VII – Overall Integration
of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspectsBasic Frameworkand examples of cell content
The environmental aspects are themselves a matrix of interactive elements:
Can we measure whether we have overall a healthy and sustainable marine environment?
Regular process for global reporting and assessment of the state
of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspects
But we must NOT get into discussions of policy.
What can be crucial to avoid information overload? Possible criteria include:
Aggregating Measures (summarising the combined effects of different elements):
Especially top predators, for example, in the North Sea:
Measurements that can link S (status) to P (pressures)
Levels of economic activity
Inputs & External Outputs burdens
Economic Use of
The availability of inputs, such as:
affects the outputs from maritime economic activities.
Can we assess how the balance is changing?
What are the economic outcomes of the human uses of the marine environment?
A spectrum of relationships between societies and the seas:
Relevant statistics on health could include
How can we assess the livelihoods of those wholly or partially dependent on the marine environment?
Relevant statistics on income of marine workers could include:
How can we assess the extent to which communities are dependent on the sea?
Are there assessments of the reliance of societies on the marine environment?