ICES has recently been asked to expand its advice to include the economic impacts of management decisions. The social benefits of marine resources are also being considered.
Here we examine and discuss several frameworks and case studies where advice has been delivered in ICES member countries and elsewhere in a more holistic, integrated manner. We present the current planned activities by ICES to develop science to be used when integrating social and economic information into decision-making.
We will also challenge you to experience the struggle of making decisions facing key trade-offs. Hypothetical examples of the hard trade-offs managers must make are:
There are no “correct" answers to these questions but we will discuss how different frameworks provide better information for managers to make difficult trade-offs.
The sessions is organized by the ICES Strategic Initiative on the Human Dimension (SIHD).
Conveners:Alan Haynie, NOAA, USAEva-Lotta Sundblad, Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, Sweden Jörn Schmidt, University of Kiel, Germany