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Diane Tarte

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Diane Tarte, Chair, TierraMar. Director, Marine Ecosystem Policy Advisors

Diane Tarte is Chair of the TierraMar board and a Director at Marine Ecosystem Policy Advisors, with over 40 years experience in the protection and management of marine and coastal areas. She is also the Independent Chair for the Dry Tropics Partnership for Healthy Waters and a member of the CSIRO Oceans and Atmospheric Advisory Committee. Diane specialises in providing advice on policy and programs addressing research and management of marine, coastal and catchment areas with particular focus on ecosystem based management of catchments, waterways and fisheries.

Over the past 35 years she has been involved in the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef and Australian tidal wetland areas, the development of government planning and management policies and legislation focusing on integrated coastal zone management and Oceans Policy, and the involvement of the community in the management of marine protected areas, coastal wetland reserves and rehabilitation of riparian zones.

She has contributed to a range of shipping and ports forums, most recently the Water Space Working Group for the North-East Shipping Management Plan, and the implementations of the Queensland government’s Sustainable Ports Act.


Marine ecosystem based management
Ecosystem approach to fisheries management
Ecosystem based catchment and waterways management
Tidal wetlands resource assessments
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
Strategic advice on policy and programs
Stakeholder engagement
Workshop facilitation

Publications: https://independent.academia.edu/DiTarte

Tarte, D. and T. Hughes. 2020. Review of State Party Report on the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (Australia). Report prepared for the Australian Marine Conservation Society. https://www.marineconservation.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/World-Heritage-Report_February-2020_web.pdf

See Di’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-tarte-63828246/