Proposed Abstract Title

A resilient future for the Salish Sea? A perspective from the Millennial Generation.

Type of Presentation

Oral

Session Title

Building coastal ocean social-ecological resilience in the Salish Sea: what does it mean and how can it be done?

Location

2016SSEC

Description

Social-ecological systems, such as the Salish Sea, can be steered towards greater resilience in the face of future change if we have an understanding of how the system has behaved when faced with past changes, shocks and stressors. We use an interdisciplinary review of social-ecological relationships in the Salish Sea to identify key elements of resilience, such as critical threshold states, tipping points, recovery from shocks, adaptive learning, and transformative governance. We highlight the increased emphasis on equity as a key element of a “safe and just space for humanity” in the Salish Sea region. This analysis has been conducted by a team of students from the University of Washington Masters program in Marine Affairs. As representatives of the Millennial Generation we focus on what will be needed in the coming decades if we are to bequeath a flourishing Salish Sea to future generations.

Comments

The analysis will be developed from a class on Integrated Marine Affairs Practice, January - March 2016. A graduate student from the class will be selected to present the work, which will be conducted under the guidance of Professor Allison of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

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A resilient future for the Salish Sea? A perspective from the Millennial Generation.

2016SSEC

Social-ecological systems, such as the Salish Sea, can be steered towards greater resilience in the face of future change if we have an understanding of how the system has behaved when faced with past changes, shocks and stressors. We use an interdisciplinary review of social-ecological relationships in the Salish Sea to identify key elements of resilience, such as critical threshold states, tipping points, recovery from shocks, adaptive learning, and transformative governance. We highlight the increased emphasis on equity as a key element of a “safe and just space for humanity” in the Salish Sea region. This analysis has been conducted by a team of students from the University of Washington Masters program in Marine Affairs. As representatives of the Millennial Generation we focus on what will be needed in the coming decades if we are to bequeath a flourishing Salish Sea to future generations.