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Oceans and society

6. Oceans and Society

Feedbacks between human and ocean health


The paper explores sustaining both human and ocean health through supporting constructive feedback processes. This task is challenging because there are great human health needs, nutritional and other extractive demands on the ocean, combined with pollution and other external pressures, all of which may affect ocean health. Feedback between human needs and ocean ecosystems can lead to passing not easily reversible thresholds in both connected systems.


Lead Investigators


Kirsty Nash

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Ingrid van Putten

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere / CMS


Joanna Vince

Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania


Meet our fellow team members who contribute to the success of this project.

Anna Farmery

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong / CMS
Jenn Scott

Jenn Scott

School of Psychology, University of Tasmania

Karen Alexander

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Kimberley Norris

Delphi Ward

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

Sierra Ison

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Linda Murray

Massey University
Chris Cvitanovic

Chris Cvitanovic

Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University / CMS
Jeff Dambacher

Jeff Dambacher

Rachel Kelly


Silvana Bettiol

University of Tasmania, Medical Science
Lucy Robinson

Lucy Robinson

Oceans Institute & Oceans Graduate School, The University of Western Australia / CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
Mary Mackay

Mary Mackay

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere / CMS

Emily Flies

University of Tasmania, School of Natural Sciences

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