Ocean governance, policy and planning

Management of the ocean is a complex web of inter-related and competing demands and interests. Planning and management for multiple ocean uses requires the full range of uses, users and values to be considered.

Adequate governance structures are crucial to effectively respond to growing pressures on the world’s ocean and inextricably linked to the goals of economic development. The challenge facing governments is therefore, how to accommodate and resolve conflicts between the vast range of ocean-related interests and values.

The development and implementation of integrated ocean governance frameworks requires an orderly process of planning and assessment, consultation and collective decision making, policy making, coordination and management.

Blue Resources can assist in every step of the way from setting out basic principles, helping to clarify roles and responsibilities of government agencies and stakeholders in regard to ocean management, formulating basic plans and priorities in regard to ocean management.