This challenge supports research efforts that advance our understanding of coastal and marine areas, factors that influence their current state and long-term health, and how humans can protect and sustain these environments for generations to come. Healthy coastal and maritime spaces are vitally important to the global environment, food security, economic and cultural health, however, population growth, growing pressures on resources and sea-level rise are among the of myriad of challenges confronting the future of these critical, yet vulnerable habitats.
Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones
Keystone Project: Blue Futures
Blue Futures positions the NSW South Coast as a national leader in the development of blue economies, drawing on ocean and coastal resources for economic development, in an ecologically and economically sustainable way.Find out more about the Blue Futures project