Abstract:

Monitoring Australia’s Commonwealth Marine Area is fundamental to understanding and reporting on how the ocean is changing in response to human pressures.

In Towards a blueprint, the national Marine Biodiversity Hub distils the findings of more than eight years of research supported by the Australian Government.

Towards a blueprint shows how Australia can expand its institutional capacity to meet the reporting needs of the Department
of the Environment. It identifies existing data for areas where monitoring can begin, and assesses Australia’s capability to collect new monitoring data as a basis for decision making.

This evidence-based approach is essential to understanding why ocean systems are changing across the third largest ocean territory in the world.
 


Also view the full report - Towards a blueprint for monitoring Key Ecological Features in the Commonwealth Marine Area

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