SI24C:
The Benefits of Ecosystem-Based Management for Sustainable Oceans and Blue Growth Posters

Session ID#: 84984

Session Description:
Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) challenges conventional ways of ocean-related governance and management, taking a systematic approach to ecosystem capacities and potentials as the basis for decision-making. A recent review of research needs for EBM implementation by the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation Working Group on the Ecosystem Approach to Ocean Health and Stressors has shown that while mandates and tools for EBM exist, stakeholders are often reluctant to engage. Likely, they perceive that EBM primarily seeks to protect the marine environment preventing stakeholders from practicing traditional and developing ocean activities. In this session we invite contributions from a variety of ocean actors (e.g. industry, government, research, etc.) to explore the benefits and challenges of EBM for ocean policy, resource management and multi-sector ocean use. We welcome case studies focused on improving the health and stewardship of the oceans, especially streamlining and enhancing the effectiveness of the regulatory process, advancing business efficiency and opportunities. We also welcome studies that optimize benefits among a diverse set of societal goals, identify trade-offs and benefits among activities and resources within an ecosystem, understand the cumulative effects of a management action, communicate risks, uncertainties, and implications of management decisions and/or ensure more transparent decision processes.
Index Terms:

6620 Science policy [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
9810 New fields (not classifiable under other headings) [GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS]
Primary Chair:  M Robin Anderson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Tt. John's, NF, Canada
Co-Chair:  Margaret Mary Brady, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Science & Technology, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Primary Liaison:  M Robin Anderson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environmental Science Division, St. John's, NF, Canada
Moderators:  M Robin Anderson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environmental Science Division, St. John's, NF, Canada and Margaret Mary Brady, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Science & Technology, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Margaret Mary Brady, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Science & Technology, Silver Spring, MD, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Understanding motivations and economic contributions of coral reef related recreation and coral reef health to Hawai`i by divers and snorkelers (636419)
Sabrina Lovell1, Noelle Olsen1 and Mariska Weijerman2, (1)NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (2)NOAA Honolulu, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, HI, United States
 
Indicator selection to support EBM: the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (641805)
Kelly Montenero, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies University of Miami/NOAA AOML, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems, Miami, FL, United States and Chris R Kelble, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory - NOAA, Ocean Chemistry & Ecosystems Division, Miami, United States
 
Chesapeake Bay Program: Scientific Assessment and Reporting to Support Ecosystem-Based Management (645726)
Breck Maura Sullivan1, Cuiyin Wu2, Morgan Corey2, Allie Wagner2 and Laurel Abowd2, (1)Chesapeake Research Consortium @ USEPA Chesapeake Bay Program, Edgewater, MD, United States, (2)Chesapeake Research Consortium, Edgewater, MD, United States
 
Chesapeake Bay Program: Connecting Water Quality with Ecosystem Restoration and Conservation (645875)
Allie Wagner1, Morgan Corey1, Breck Maura Sullivan2, Laurel Abowd1 and Cuiyin Wu1, (1)Chesapeake Research Consortium, Edgewater, MD, United States, (2)Chesapeake Research Consortium @ USEPA Chesapeake Bay Program, Edgewater, MD, United States
 
Chesapeake Bay Program: Adaptive Decision-Making to Improve Management Outcomes (647962)
Laurel Abowd1, Morgan Corey1, Breck Maura Sullivan2, Allie Wagner1 and Cuiyin Wu1, (1)Chesapeake Research Consortium, Edgewater, MD, United States, (2)SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, United States
 
EBM Approach For Climate Change Adaptation Policies In Brazil (653580)
Leandra R Goncalves, Oceanographic Institute, São Paulo, Brazil, Luciana Y Xavier, Oceanographic Institute, Brazil, Maila Guilhon Sá, Oceanographic Institute - University of São Paulo, Marine Ecology, Conservation and Management, São Paulo, Brazil, Marina R Corrêa and Alexander Turra Sr, Oceanographic Institute - University of São Paulo, Brazil
 
Comparing Conceptual Model Simulations for Ecosystem-Based Management (654075)
Chris R Kelble, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory - NOAA, Ocean Chemistry & Ecosystems Division, Miami, United States, Neda Trifonova, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, Jonathan Reum, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, United States, Robert Wildermuth, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford, United States, Christopher Harvey, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States and Sean Lucey, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States
 
Does the European Union Achieve Comprehensive Blue Growth? Progress of EU Coastal States in the Baltic and North Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean against Sustainable Development Goal 14 (654942)
Wilfried Rickels, Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, Germany, Jörn Schmidt, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Center for Ocean and Society, Kiel, Germany and Patricia Grasse, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
 
Adapting the California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment products to respond to rapidly evolving environmental conditions: a stress test for Ecosystem Based Fishery Management. (654970)
Newell Garfield III1, Christopher Harvey2, Andrew W Leising3, Nathan J Mantua1, Elliott L. Hazen4 and Greg Williams5, (1)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)NOAA, CA, United States, (4)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States, (5)PSMFC, United States
 
Implementing Ecosystem-based management in the United States (655281)
Margaret Mary Brady1, Kenric E Osgood2, Jason Link3, Karen Abrams4 and Wendy Morrison4, (1)NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Science & Technology, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (2)NOAA NMFS, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (3)NOAA Fisheries, Woods Hole, United States, (4)NOAA Fisheries, Silver Spring, MD, United States
 
Does Science-Based Management Through Indicators Improve Ecosystem Conditions? (655284)
Rachel Martin, Ohio University, Environmental Studies, Athens, OH, United States and Chris R Kelble, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory - NOAA, Ocean Chemistry & Ecosystems Division, Miami, United States