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The new environmental Common Assessment and Reporting Framework (CARF)


Mount, RE, The new environmental Common Assessment and Reporting Framework (CARF), School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference Abstracts 2010, 28 June 2010, Sandy Bay (2010) [Conference Extract]


A common assessment and reporting framework (CARF) is proposed based on a deliberate synthesis of the monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) frameworks that have been operating in the estuarine, coastal and marine arenas across fisheries, conservation, marine bioregional planning for commonwealth, regional, state and territory frameworks including the ECAF. CARF is consistent with a defined set of principles and those prescribed by ecologically sustainable development, ecosystem based management, ecosystem based fishery management, and ecosystem services approaches. It makes explicit the steps needed to produce the information base required for adaptive management purposes. It is flexible and can be used throughout the full range of MER activities – from local through to regional, program, state, national and international levels. It is intended to support integrated reporting and can be used to: • guide the selection of indicators and design monitoring programs • evaluate and grow the information base needed for management including inventories, data gap analyses, classifications, and document current best environmental (ecosystem) understanding • produce vulnerability assessments, risk assessments and reports • produce ecological condition assessments and reports (‘status and trend reports’) • produce predictive ‘outlook’ reports • support program evaluations and performance assessments  

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:CARF, reporting framework programmes
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological Applications
Research Field:Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
UTAS Author:Mount, RE (Dr Richard Mount)
ID Code:65584
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-11-24
Last Modified:2010-11-24

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