From: Jakarta Post
Establishing marine protected areas in Bali is a solution toward sustainable tourism and protecting the island from environmental degradation caused by rapid and largely uncoordinated development, experts said in a recent discussion.
“Establishing marine protected areas is a must, because it can provide significant social and economic benefits, and it will ensure better management of resources if we wish to achieve sustainability in the fishery and tourism sectors,” said Jamaluddin Jompa, a marine expert from Hasanuddin University.
From: Cornell Chronicle
The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise will lead a $2.3 million effort to improve economic links to marine ecosystems following the signing of an agreement Nov. 6 by the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
Mark Milstein, clinical professor of management and director of the center, will lead a team of international researchers to improve the link between local economies and the natural wealth of coastal communities in the East Asia-Pacific region.
From: Maritime Executive
As the need for Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) – and its development – continues to grow, The Nautical Institute has worked with the World Ocean Council to produce a guide aimed at helping maritime professionals to better understand MSP and take a more active role in representing shipping issues within the process.
Titled The Shipping Industry and Marine Spatial Planning – a professional approach and launched today (Friday) at a seminar hosted by the Institute’s Hong Kong branch, the guide provides an overview of the key shipping-related issues that need to be considered in developments to ensure that shipping issues are harmonised with other stakeholders to best serve society as a whole.
From: Fish Info and Services
RME is developing and deploying technologies that harness ocean wave energy to produce electricity and fresh water in areas where there is a weak or non-existent electrical grid, and where desalination can have a positive impact for coastal communities.