4007 An Ocean Policy Triple Play? Flexible Governance, Certainty, and Ecosystem Protection

Friday, February 18, 2011: 10:30 AM
140A (Washington Convention Center )
Meg Caldwell , Stanford University, Stanford, CA
How to design marine spatial planning to account for the conflicting timescales of ecosystem dynamics, private sector interests, and government agencies? How to capture the certainty desired by users and flexibility managers need? Add to this mix the inherent variability of ocean ecosystems and a spectrum of human uses ranging from highly transient to completely fixed. Drawing from the best of terrestrial planning, this talk scouts policy strategies and planning tools for the triple play.