Assessing the human dimensions of the Great Barrier Reef: A Wet Tropics Region focus

Gooch, M., Dale, A., Marshall, N., and Vella, K. (2018) Assessing the human dimensions of the Great Barrier Reef: A Wet Tropics Region focus. Report. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

This report focuses on the trial of a regionally-specific framework to assess and monitor the human dimensions of the Wet Tropics Region and the adjacent section of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). To ensure GBR policy makers and managers better consider the needs of GBR- dependent communities and industries, the aim of this project is to develop a participatory approach to the assessment, monitoring and bench-marking of human dimensions of relevance to the region and to the GBR. In considering the area’s human dimensions, the project team has gathered evidence from peer-reviewed literature, the grey literature and other forms of knowledge such as Indigenous and local knowledge. The process involves synthesising evidence from diverse sources, presenting the evidence as a series of tables, and allocating draft scores to attributes of each key human dimension theme or cluster. The tables and proposed scores are to be discussed in regional expert panel meetings using a consistent set of decision rules for scoring regional resilience based on available evidence.

Item ID: 55095
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-1-925514-15-5
Keywords: Great Barrier Reef, Human Dimensions, Social Science, Integrated Monitoring, Wet Tropics Region
Copyright Information: © The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, 2018. Creative Commons Attribution.
Funders: National Environmental Science Programme (NESP)
Projects and Grants: NESP Project 3.2.2: The IMS 2050 Human Dimensions Project: Cost-effective Indicators and Metrics for key GBRWHA human dimensions linked to Reef 2050 Plan objectives and targets
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2023 01:41
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120504 Land Use and Environmental Planning @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960903 Coastal and Estuarine Water Management @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960701 Coastal and Marine Management Policy @ 50%
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