Publication Details

Wang, X. H., Pearson, S. G., Morrison, R. J., Shi, P., Xu, X., Xue, G. & Liu, D. (2011). Integrated coastal zone management research in Australia and China. Labour and Management in Development Journal, 11, 1-17.


This paper reviews the current Integrated and Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) research in coastal zone science and policy for Australia and China. It seeks to make a coherent contribution to understanding the Chinese and Australian research and management through a brief description of the similarities and differences in an integrated way. The paper draws together the research needs for the ICZM in both countries with the aim of justifying the research investments needed in the future. Based on this review, we recommend five research programs: Coastal Ocean Observing and Forecasting System and its Socio-economic Impact; Review and Utilization of Space-borne Observing Systems; Risk Management in Coastal Infrastructure; Policy Design for Mitigating Socio-economic Impacts of Climate Change on the Coastal Zone; and Comparative Research on Legal and Regulatory Frameworks related to ICZM in China and Australia.