Over 4 billion people, about 75% of humans, are expected to live within the world's coastal zones by 2020.
A major constraint to developing integrated coastal management and planning is a lack of marine interdisciplinary scientists that understand landward (increasing population growth) and seaward (declining fisheries) processes that drive marine resource users' behaviour.
Newcastle University has world renowned scientists able to provide decision makers with the best scientific information to effectively manage and plan for coastal communities living with environmental and socio-economic changes.
State-of-the-art marine participatory governance research methods are used to inform policy debate and people's choices.
Governance, Management and Planning relates to all research that focuses on social and economical issues. This topic is divided into sub topics:
Schools involved in Governance, Management and Planning research include: