A database of sustainability indicators was compiled, ranging from ecological, economic, social and governance issues that are applicable in ocean and coastal systems. This approach builds upon the templates of the World Resources Institute and the Sea Around Us Project Project. The indicators were grouped under sub-themes ranging from climate change, ecosystem goods and services, production accounts, financial performance, human wellbeing, demography, gender issues, poverty, labor, rule of law, compliance to regulations and to access and property rights.
Preliminary review and analysis suggests that most of the indicators are used as policy tools for environmental reporting and fisheries management issues. Furthermore, there seems to be a recent trend for the need to apply indicators in understanding socio-economic issues, vulnerability and resiliency analysis and for better governance of common property resources.… Database coming soon!…