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Blueprint Steering Committee Members

Professor Peter Klinken, Chief Scientist Of Western Australia (Co-Chair)

Ms Naomi Brown, Chair, WAMSI (Co-Chair)

Mr Bruce Lake, Chair APPEA

Mr David Carter, CEO, Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd

Ms Heather Brayford, Director General, Department of Fisheries WA

Professor Jill Milroy AM, Dean, UWA School of Indigenous Studies

Mr John Gunn, CEO, Australian Institute of Marine Science

Dr Kenneth Lee, Flagship Director, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere

Professor Shaun Collin, Deputy Director, UWA Oceans Institute

Mr Stuart Smith, CEO, NOPSEMA

Mr Charlie Thorn (Representative of the Western Australian Universities)

Introductory papers

This Implementation Strategy is the third stage of an end-user led process to ensure a strategic approach to marine science that supports industry, community and government activities off the coast of Western Australia.

Building on the Blueprint for Marine Science 2050 report delivered in 2015, and the subsequent Premier’s Roundtable for Marine Science discussions, this Implementation Strategy guides the foundation of a long-term collaboration between all sectors operating in our marine environment.

The Blueprint Initiative is establishing one of the world’s most diverse marine science collaborations led by science end-users from the energy, fisheries, community, regulatory and government sectors active in Australia’s western marine territories. The Initiative will instill collaboration as the new norm for marine science in both State and Commonwealth waters off Western Australia.

The collaboration will, for the first time, provide a framework for multiple sectors to work together on shared issues, and to improve science based policy and practice.

The collaboration will be responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing pre-competitive strategic marine science, and the coordination of sustained efforts to share data, observe the ocean, link science projects and engage the Western Australian community in the new knowledge developed about their ocean.

The Blueprint Initiative will begin with the participants of the 2015 Western Australian Premier’s Roundtable for Marine Science who will support its initial objectives to broaden participation, construct the governance and investment frameworks and deliver quick wins that will support a sustained collaboration to support a responsible and sustainable Blue Economy.