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S1: How do we ensure equity in the future use of our oceans?


The purpose of the Equity Synthesis paper is threefold. Firstly, we wish to understand how the concept of equity itself can become more inclusive and equitable when considering Future Seas and how to address the challenges. Perhaps most important here is an understanding that equity as defined by current Western legal systems is a very different concept from that understood by Traditional and Indigenous Peoples, and that experienced and understood by marginalised groups at the intersection of many drivers of inequity, and this has serious implications for our considerations of the equity concept. Secondly, we want to identify what will be more or less equitable under the Sustainable Futures scenarios for each of the challenges. Thirdly, we hope to identify to what extent and how the pathways to a Sustainable Future may address any inequities.


Lead Investigators


Karen Alexander

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS


Emily Ogier


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

Narissa Bax

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Aysha Fleming

CSIRO Land and Water / University of Tasmania / CMS

Barbara Nowak

Carolina Garcia

Carolina Garcia

Jan Shaw

Jeff Dambacher

Jeff Dambacher

Jan Jansen

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

Jess Melbourne-Thomas

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere / CMS

Gretta Pecl

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

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