Building bridges between science and management: towards resilience-based management of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Josh Thomas, together with the Authority’s Reef Knowledge section will provide an overview of the agency’s vision for resilience-based management of the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem.
The critical need for close collaboration between scientists and managers to address known and emerging pressures on the Reef will be discussed. A number of current projects that clearly demonstrate the benefits of close collaboration, including the Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program, crown-of-thorns starfish control and Marine Park compliance will also be outlined.
This overview will be followed by a forum to discuss and capture how the Authority and scientists can most effectively foster current and future collaborations, which is essential to how we all best assist the Reef at such a critical point in its history. By focusing our efforts and working with partners, together we will give the entire Great Barrier Reef ecosystem the best chance of maximising its resilience as the climate change.
How to access and use Coral Reef data for your research
This workshop is to assist the scientific community to discover, access, download, use and understand the potential of the data being collected by a number of agencies on and around Coral Reefs. This includes IMOS and AIMS long term monitoring environmental and ecological data sets.
Since 2007, IMOS has been routinely operating a wide range of observing equipment throughout Australia’s coastal and open oceans, making all of its data accessible to the marine and climate science community, other stakeholders and users, and international collaborators.
Presentations will be made by the key leaders responsible for the collection and dissemination of data with examples of how they have used the data sets to further their research. Hands on guided tutorials will show how the AODN portal can be used and a summary of tools that are available to visualise the data.
AIMS Weather Station, Reef temperature loggers & Long Term Ecological Data
IMOS OceanCurrent, Sensor Networks, Gliders and Moorings
eReefs Model output
Australian Ocean Data Network portal
Visualisation tools such as Ocean Data Viewer
When: Friday May 10th. 0900-1300
What to bring: BYO laptop
Contact: Craig Steinberg if you have workshop related questions or wish to present.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07 4753 4345