Comparative analysis of Australia and China’s marine resources management approaches and scenarios for the future

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A/Prof Stuart Pearson (

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To improve the understanding of the drivers in Australia and China’s approaches to Ocean (or Coastal) management and develop credible future scenarios to inform discussion.

Description of Work:

  • Complete an environmental scan to develop a systematic understanding of the drivers of ocean (or coastal) policy in Australia and China with a focus on the slow-moving variables and possible triggering events.
  • Develop a set of scenarios that are built out of the existing evidence and trends to discuss.
  • Interview managers, regulators, investors and other stakeholders about the ways these scenarios interact with current models of change.
  • Determine the usefulness of environmental scanning to identify opportunities and threats in Ocean policy.