Building resilience and preparedness:
Since 2015, the scale and speed of environmental, social and economic changes, and their impacts on the marine estate, have highlighted the need to double down and build on the Plan’s original eight recommendations.
These changes include accelerating climate change, pollution, demographic change, loss of biodiversity and habitat, aging or outdated marine and coastal infrastructure, and biosecurity threats. The COVID-19 pandemic has also driven a broader need for economic and social recovery, resilience-building and preparedness against future shocks.
The Midway Point has identified three new recommendations to develop and refine marine science’s foundational elements and activities.
NMSC Chair and Deputy
Chair: Dr Patrick Hone, Managing Director, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
Deputy Chair: Kim Picard, Chair of the AusSeabed Steering Committee, Geoscience Australia
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