16 May 2023 | Virtual

This interactive dialogue was part of the AIIPOIP project, 'Building an Australia-India Community of Practice on Ocean Accounting'. This dialogue follows from the inaugural dialogue which took place on 14 December 2021. The project aims to advance the goals of India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI), particularly the marine ecology pillar co-led by Australia. The AIIPOIP is a practical initiative under the Australia-India Joint Declaration on a Shared Vision for Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, as part of the Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership announced during the Leaders’ Virtual Summit on 4 June 2020. Australia and India have a significant interest in sustainable management of oceans and ocean resources, as together they share close to 9.2% of the global coastline and 8.2% of the world’s Exclusive Economic Zone.


  • Dr Kavi Kumar, Professor, Madras School of Economics (MSE)
  • Dr Irfan Yulianto, Fisheries Resource Center of Indonesia (FRCI)
  • Dr Ben Milligan, Secretariat Director, Global Ocean Accounts Partnership (GOAP)
  • Mr Jordan Gacutan, Senior Research Associate, Global Ocean Accounts Partnership (GOAP)


  • Dr M.V. Ramana Murthy, National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR)
  • Dr Krishnan Pandian, Bay of Bengal Program Inter-Governmental Organization (BOBP-IGO)
  • Dr Pranab Mukhopadyay, Goa University
  • Dr Haripriya Gundimeda, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-Bombay)
  • Dr Penny Johnson, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
  • Mr Nicholas Connor, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Mr Teerapong Praphotjanaporn, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)

Dialogue resources


[Commentary] Facilitating progress towards a successful blue economy
Development in coastal areas has been largely haphazard and there are concerns that conflicts will increase if the blue economy agenda is fast-tracked without planning.