MEECE explores a wide range of climatic and direct human influenced drivers which may affect the marine system. Policies related to marine resources and environments today require the development of management strategies that are robust to changes in the drivers affecting ecosystem productivity, such as climate change. The successful implementation of an ecosystem based approach to management requires evaluation of management strategies which take into account biological processes such as species interactions and their variability over space and time.Management strategy evaluation (MSE) is the process of assessing the consequences of a range of management strategies or options and presenting the results in a way which demonstrates the trade-offs in performance across a range of management objectives.
Management Strategy Evaluation tools provide a method for assessing the consequences of a range of management strategies or options. Results are presented in a way which allows the decision maker to form a rational decision, given their own objectives, preferences, and attitudes to risk.
|These tools can help address question such as:
Management Strategy Tool examples
|A summary of some of the key Management Tools developed by MEECE are summarised in the fact sheet opposite.
For full details of all MSE tools developed in MEECE please see Deliverable: Management Strategies and Evaluation Tools.