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Title: EAM Risk Management Framework 2009
Corporate author: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Year of publication: 2009
Year: 2009
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Place of publication: Townsville
Type of document: Report
Abstract: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) uses risk assessment to evaluate the risks of a diversity of human activities, issues, projects and programs on components or all of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The GBRMPA approach to risk and issues is based on relevant standards and public sector guidance. Our primary interest in this document: Environmental Assessment and Management (EAM) Risk Management Framework is undertaking a risk assessment to make informed decisions about operational risks such as impacts of human activities on environmental components which may include species such as dugongs; habitats such as water, seagrass or coral; and\or areas such as bays, islands, reefs or bio-regions. We are also interested in non-environmental risks such as impacts on other human users and perception. In most cases we cannot realistically measure, understand and manage the complexity of the ecosystem so we undertake a risk assessment on one or several key indicators and use these as surrogates. Environmental risk assessment and decision-making strategies have become increasingly more sophisticated, information-intensive, and complex; including such approaches as expert judgment, cost–benefit analysis, and toxicological risk assessment. Current environmental challenges involve analysis of tradeoffs among differing criteria, expectations, and levels of certainty. Risk criteria may be specified on a case-by-case basis or may be standardised. GBRMPA have chosen standard criteria that can be widely used and allow comparison of risks between different activities to allow us to maximise strategic benefits and use of our resources.
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Subjects: Risk management
Environmental Impact Assessment
Risk management
Environmental management
Information Publication Scheme
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