Marine systems and society
In this theme we quantify and value the interactions of coastal and marine environments and industries with people. We develop, test and apply methods for valuing coastal and marine goods and services and assessing trade-offs between economic, social and environmental impacts of management options. We engage society in marine data gathering and interpretation, seeking to increase marine literacy and understanding and transparency of decision making with open data and evidence. We assess how trends in people’s lifestyles influence the sea and horizon scan to describe alternate futures and management options for marine socio-ecological systems.
Theme lead: Tiziana Luisetti