Effectiveness of coastal management

Component
Summary
Grade
Ineffective Partially effective Effective Very effective
Confidence
In Grade In Trend
Comparability
To previous years

Understanding

Limited scientific understanding of the impacts of multiple pressures, particularly their interactions.

Year(s): 
2016
2
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Somewhat adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Somewhat adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Somewhat comparable

Planning

Cumulative impacts management has been used in some recent planning frameworks, but only in small proportion of managed areas.

Year(s): 
2016
2
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Somewhat adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Somewhat adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Somewhat comparable

Inputs

Data on the direct effects of many pressures, and their interactions, is sparse in some areas.

Year(s): 
2016
2
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Somewhat adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Somewhat adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Somewhat comparable

Processes

Seldom implemented due to knowledge gaps and lack of resources.

Year(s): 
2016
2
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Somewhat adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Somewhat adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Somewhat comparable

Outputs and outcomes

Implemented in the Great Barrier Reef marine park zone management, though the reef remains in a poor state and is deteriorating.

Year(s): 
2016
2
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Somewhat adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Somewhat adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Somewhat comparable
Clark GF, Johnston EL (2016). Coasts: Effectiveness of coastal management . In: Australia state of the environment 2016, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra, https://soe.environment.gov.au/assessment-summary/coasts/effectiveness-coastal-management, DOI 10.4226/94/58b659bdc758b