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Global learning for local solutions: reducing vulnerability of marine-dependent coastal communities

Grant number: 12/51873-1
Support Opportunities:Research Program on Global Climate Change - Regular Grants
Duration: February 01, 2015 - May 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Convênio/Acordo: Belmont Forum
Principal Investigator:Maria de Los Angeles Gasalla
Grantee:Maria de Los Angeles Gasalla
Principal researcher abroad: Kevern Laurence
Institution abroad: Rhodes University, South Africa
Host Institution: Instituto Oceanográfico (IO). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Current weaknesses in marine coastal management include limited integration of natural and social studies, poor translation of scientific understanding into adaptive management mechanisms, and few guidelines for policy development. A holistic approach will be piloted within one hotspot region (western Indian Ocean) through an existing Alliance of experts and researchers, prior to adapting it to other hotspot regions (India, Brazil, South Africa and Australia). Integrating results from natural, social and economic studies through a multi-sectoral process will identify scenarios for management and options for policy reformo These alternatives will be delivered as briefing materiais to managers and decision-makers in coastal communities and society at large. There are existing strong partnerships within and between the focal regions in this project, and strong scientific and political support for the development of more effective science-based governance approaches. This project will deliver a comprehensive set of options to reduce coastal vulnerability and position vulnerable coastal communities for an improved future. (AU)

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MARTINS, IVAN MACHADO; GASALLA, MARIA A.. Adaptive Capacity Level Shapes Social Vulnerability to Climate Change of Fishing Communities in the South Brazil Bight. FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE, v. 7, . (12/51873-1)
DUTRA, LEO X. C.; SPORNE, ILVA; HAWARD, MARCUS; ASWANI, SHANKAR; COCHRANE, KEVERN L.; FRUSHER, STEWART; GASALLA, MARIA A.; GIANESELLA, SONIA M. F.; GRANT, TANITH; HOBDAY, ALISTAIR J.; et al. Governance mapping: A framework for assessing the adaptive capacity of marine resource governance to environmental change. MARINE POLICY, v. 106, . (12/51873-1)
DAHLET, I, LOL; DOWNEY-BREEDT, NICOLA; ARCE, GABRIEL; SAUER, WARWICK H. H.; GASALLA, MARIA A.. Comparative study of skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis (Scombridae) fishery stocks from the South Atlantic and western Indian oceans. Scientia Marina, v. 83, n. 1, p. 19-30, . (12/51873-1)

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