Integrated marine management brings together policy makers, decision makers and stakeholders to manage sustainable levels of marine economic and social activity while protecting the marine environment. Decision making must use the ecosystem approach and requires expert understanding of the interactions among different sectors; across the land sea interface; between different governmental bodies and how disciplines such as marine science, economics, social science and engineering can work together.
At HMC we are experts in the development and implementation of integrated marine management and have been central to its development and delivery within the UK. In our work we have brought together scientists, policy makers, regulators and users of the sea to find solutions that deliver sustainable development within a proportionate regulatory framework.
We can provide the following services
Review and development of integrated management frameworks for the effective and sustainable management of marine resources
Advice on the delivery of integrated marine management and implications for government, industry and NGOs