Managing marine socio-ecological systems: picturing the future

Type Article
Date 2017-09
Language English
Author(s) Thebaud OlivierORCID1, Link Jason S.2, Kohler Bas3, Kraan Marloes4, Lopez Romain5, Poos Jan Jaap4, Schmidt Joern O.6, 7, Smith David C.8, 9
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Brest, IFREMER, CNRS, UMR 6308,AMURE,Unite Econ Maritime,IUEM, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : NOAA, Natl Marine Fisheries Serv, 166 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA.
3 : Studio Bas Kolher, Binnenbantammerstr 1, NL-1011 CH Amsterdam, Netherlands.
4 : Wageningen Marine Res, POB 68, NL-1970 AB Ijmuiden, Netherlands.
5 : Univ Brest, Brest, France.
6 : Kiel Marine Sci, Environm Resource & Ecol Econ, D-24118 Kiel, Germany.
7 : Univ Kiel, Cluster Excellence Future Ocean, D-24118 Kiel, Germany.
8 : CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, Hobart, Tas 7001, Australia.
9 : Univ Tasmania, Ctr Marine Socioecol, Hobart, Tas 7001, Australia.
Source Ices Journal Of Marine Science (1054-3139) (Oxford Univ Press), 2017-09 , Vol. 74 , N. 7 , P. 1965-1980
DOI 10.1093/icesjms/fsw252
WOS© Times Cited 9
Note Contribution to the Symposium: ‘Marine Socio-ecological Systems Symposium’ Quo Vadimus

What do you get when a lawyer, a modeller, an economist, a social scientist and an ecologist talk about the ocean? Besides an interesting conversation, it is likely there will be some consideration of how to solve many of the problems facing marine ecosystems around the world. That is precisely what the MSEAS 2016 symposium on understanding marine socio-ecological systems aimed to do. From 30 May to 3 June in Brest, France, the symposium gathered over 230 participants from around the world and from multiple disciplines to discuss the challenge of explicitly considering the human component in producing synoptic assessments of marine social-ecological systems. The symposium fostered dynamic debates on the inter-disciplinary collaborations needed to support management of ongoing and anticipated growth in multiple ocean uses, with particular consideration of the triple bottom line of ecological, economic and social sustainability. Building on the illustrations produced by a professional cartoonist during the meeting, this graphic novel summarizes the key challenges ahead in understanding marine socio-ecological systems and draws a path for future research endeavours in this domain.

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