This represents a new type of management approached - shifting from single sector-based to multi-sector assessment and management within the spatial domain of the world's 66 Large Marine Ecosystems. There is global high-level support for this new approach. In this course, we will introduce the concepts and tools for assessing and managing LMEs. Together, leaders and experts in a global movement to recover and sustain the goods and services of LMEs will introduce you to the mechanisms used for assessment (Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis), planning and implementation (Strategic Action Programme).
1. What is the Large Marine Ecosystem Approach?
- Large Marine Ecosystems: Assessment and Management
- What is marine ecosystem-based management?
- What are LMEs?
- Introducing the five module approach
- A brief introduction to the tools (TDA & SAP)
2. The Three Natural Science Modules
- The productivity module
- The fish and fisheries module
- Pollution and ecosystem health
- Plastic pollution
3. The Two Human Dimension Modules
- Socioeconomics module
- Governance module
4. Tools and Actions: the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and the Strategic Action Programme
- Transboundary diagnostic analsysis
- Strategic Action Programme
- Other tools
5. Transboundary Marine Ecosystem-Based Management
- The Global Environment Facility
- The LME network of partners
- The GEF project process
6. Taking it Home: Examples of Best Practice
- Benguela Current LME
- The Yellow Sea LME Project
- Implementing the SAP
- The Guinea Current LME Project
- The Guinea Current LME Commission