NOAA - Ecosystem Goal Team - To protect, restore and manage the use of coastal and ocean resources through an ecosystem approach to management
Strives to Balance Diverse Societal Objectives
Strives to Balance Diverse Societal Objectives - Develop a fair and transparent process working with stakeholders to identify and evaluate options and tradeoffs and arrive at solutions that maximize societal benefits for this and future generations
Some of the necessary steps involved with balancing societal objectives include identifying stakeholders and their needs, recognizing that objectives may be in conflict at times, developing creative solutions, and understanding tradeoffs. This process ensures that all points of view and types of information, including traditional knowledge, are considered, and that people understand the reasons for a particular decision. When the process is fair and transparent, more and more partners will be willing to engage in EAM.