Interactions between sectors in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ): Deep Sea Mining (DSM), Fishing vessel activity, and Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA)
The identification of interactions between different sectors and the potential for cumulative impacts remains an unresolved issue in discussions about ABNJ. It has been perceived that the size of the ABNJ would limit the likelihood of potential interactions between different sectors. Following from this, it has been assumed that any interactions between human activity and the environment would be on a single sector basis.
New Britain, Papua New Guinea Values
The primary focus of this project is to design a framework for, and then populate and implement a comprehensive and effective Ecosystem Values Information System for application to marine and coastal management and decision making in PNG. The values framework will be designed to capture a full range of values for stakeholders at different spatial scales, and show connectivity to other dependent ecosystem features, for example the provision of ecosystem goods and services.