By describing the adaptive process in the way above, continuity in management is better guaranteed. Not only is the current state continuously evaluated with the desired state to manage the impacts, but also the lessons learned are brought back into the process of defining the quantitative state concept and the management processes to realise the objectives for the project.
In addition, the continuous generation, disclosure and use of new valuable knowledge to address the uncertainties enables the proliferation of several scientific and social processes as vital components of future adaptive management. These are foremost:
- Contractor, Clients and stakeholders may be linked better to appropriate temporal and spatial scales and retain a focus on statistical power and controls.
- Better use of computer models to build synthesis and an embodied ecological consensus
- Workable use of embodied ecological consensus to evaluate strategic alternatives
- Clearer communication of alternatives during negotiation of a selection or intervention
As such, these insights enable the design and management of marine infrastructure projects better and avoid some of the flaws others have encountered, especially in cases where management decisions are repeated (Stankey et al. 2005; Rout et al. 2009).