Links and Related work


MQCFR – Mapping Queensland’s Coastal Fishing Resources website

  • This website is the mechanism for delivering interactive and updatable maps of Queensland’s key fishing areas, closed waters and port and marina infrastructure, documenting the timing and basis for fishing closures. The MQCFR project has captured and made accessible current shapefile information on spatial and temporal management within Queensland marine and easturine waters. The information is available at no cost to inform future coastal and marine resource use decisions.

SSP Database (Shared Socioeconomic Pathways) – Version 1.1

  • The SSP database documents quantitative projections of the so-called Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) and related Integrated Assessment scenarios (for an overview see Riahi et al, 2016). The SSPs are part of a new framework that the climate change research community has adopted to facilitate the integrated analysis of future climate impacts, vulnerabilities, adaptation, and mitigation. Information about the scenario process and the SSP framework can be found in Moss et al. (2010), van Vuuren et al. (2014) and O‘Neil et al. (2014) and Kriegler et al. (2014). The framework is built around a matrix that combines climate forcing on one axis (as represented by the Representative Concentration Pathways: van Vuuren et al, 2011 ) and socio-economic conditions on the other. Together, these two axes describe situations in which mitigation, adaptation and residual climate damage can be evaluated.

Historical pattern analysis

Related Initiatives

Great Transition Initiative

  • The Great Transition Initiative is an online forum of ideas and an international network for the critical exploration of concepts, strategies, and visions for a transition to a future of enriched lives, human solidarity, and a resilient biosphere. By enhancing scholarly discourse and public awareness of possibilities arising from converging social, economic, and environmental crises, and by fostering a broad network of thinkers and doers, it aims to contribute to a new praxis for global transformation.

Ocean Tipping Points Website: Resources and Guidance for Managing a Changing Ocean

  • The Ocean Tipping Points Project website showcases in-depth research, practical tools, and useful resources to help ocean and coastal managers predict, prevent or recover from dramatic ecosystem change. Crossing an ecosystem tipping point creates dramatic change. From collapsed fisheries and coastal dead zones, to melting sea ice and dying coral reefs, the consequences are often devastating to both the environment and the people who depend on it.

Disruption in related professions

University sector

Media – science reporting