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April 8, 2020
The meaning of For Blue - conference paper

The abstract below was submitted for the 2020 Australian Marine Science Association conference. While the conference was cancelled the topics of the relevant Symposia and paper are still relevant, timely and if you are interested in them, please get in touch to discuss. Symposia Environmental Stewardship: Taking Positive Actions in Marine Social Ecological Systems Interdisciplinary […]

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April 2, 2020
Enabling a healthy Indian Ocean - Workshop

Our workshop proposal for the combined Australian and New Zealand Marine Science Association conference was accepted. Significantly it was the only workshop to be scheduled during the conference, rather than before or after. Our workshop topic strongly aligned with the conference scope and themes of "Marine Science in the Anthropocene". Below is the rationale for […]

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December 14, 2019
Release

Revealing the full potential of the Indian Ocean Blue Economy for WA 9th December 2019 [download this press release as a PDF] A new report, For Blue, sets a compelling vision for WA’s leaders and innovators in realising the full potential of our marine capabilities and international trade opportunities. In a first for WA, the full […]

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December 8, 2019
Reception

Since publication, and prior to public release, more than two dozen For Blue briefings have been provided to key stakeholders. These include representatives of foreign governments, boards of foundations, professional associations and heads of relevant departments in universities and interntaional agencies. Below is a sample of some responses to For Blue and the briefings: "For […]

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December 1, 2019
Observations - what do we see initially?

For Blue starts with observing some fundamental tensions in three dimensions of our oceans. These observations are fundamental and should be considered prior to diving into any or all of the nine propositions. The question here is: "Are these tensions healthy, or how could the be?" and what questions or options for actions come up as […]

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December 1, 2019
Outlook - where from and to?

This study is a product of a particular situation: time, timing, intention, methods, perspective and systems. Knowing these limitations will make it easier for you to appreciate, critique and contribute to what is presented.  Disclosing our perspective is also aligned with our ethics and wider intention, as doing so: enables easier propagation of specific ideas […]

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December 1, 2019
Acknowledgements

The report from Phase 1 of For Blue was produced by in collaboration, as per We Are Arising's ethos of: “enabling wholly what we can not separately, and yet must do effectively, to benefit humanity”. We acknowledge all that contributed. We acknowledge the team: Andrew Outhwaite (analysis, author), Rhys Stacker (editing), Justin Faulkner (designer) and Peta North (photography) contributed directly to report production. Will […]

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