RP4 Environment and Ecosystems (EE) Program
Chris Frid, Griffith University
Development of a larger and diverse “Blue Economy” requires spatial planning that gives industries certainty of tenure and supports the management of risks. The long-term goal of spatial planning should be to link physical, environmental, cultural and heritage, resource potential, operational logistics and risks into a comprehensive decision support tool. This proposal will advance marine spatial planning that supports equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically efficient outcomes.
- (i) develop a framework for planning approaches,
- (ii) characterize the data needs,
- (iii) characterize resources and sites for development, and
- (iv) assess cross-sector interactions and mitigation activities.