Effective zoning as a key spatial planning/management tool

Effective zoning as a key spatial planning:management tool

By: Jon C. Day

Organisation: ARC Centre for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University

Location: Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Published: 26 July 2016

Photo: Interrelationship of zoning, MSP and ecosystem-based management as it occurs in the GBR Marine Park © Jon C. Day

Summary: This solution addresses how effective zoning has become a cornerstone for managing the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park. It also addresses some of the challenges for managers to ensure zones are effectively developed whilst also assisting effective on-going implementation of successful zoning.

To share the wealth of global knowledge on the  aspects of Integrated Ocean Management (IOM) with the 22 countries of the Abidjan Convention’s region, the Mami Wata project takes advantage of existing IOM solutions that have been successfully implemented already. The Blue Solutions presented here are part of and featured on the Marine and Coastal Solutions Portal on the PANORAMA platform. These solutions are being contributed by a broad range of providers from across the planet.