Blue Economy CRC Announces a Collaborative Project with The University of Queensland, BMT, DPIPWE and University of Tasmania
Mapping and Analysis of Blue Economy Policy and Legislative Arrangements
This industry-focused project is led by Pedro Fidelman, The University of Queensland (UQ), in collaboration with partners, BMT, the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) and the University of Tasmania.
Improved knowledge of the existing policy and legislative arrangements is critical to reduce industry uncertainty in relation to what, when, how and by whom blue economy activities are possible. In Australia, we do not completely understand what these arrangements are and where gaps and overlaps among them exist.
Project Leader, Pedro Fidelman states,
“This is a foundational project that contributes to the assessment of fit of current legislative and policy frameworks for blue economy activities.”
“Project findings and outcomes will help reduce industry, government and researchers uncertainty in relation to what, when, how and by whom blue economy activities are possible.”
“Further, the proposed online database will be useful in future research user forums and industry workshops to build and enhance capacity.”
By using an innovative approach based on computer-generated graphs, this project will deliver a map of the existing policy and legislative arrangements as they relate to blue economy uses, activities and resources; cross-sector analyses to identify gaps and overlaps that may hinder blue economy activities; and, a searchable online database of such policy and legislative arrangements that will assist industry, researchers and government in their decision-making and planning.
To find out more about this General Project visit the Mapping and Analysis of Blue Economy Policy and Legislative Arrangements project page.
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