The project will source and analyse available relevant data sources to validate predictions associated with KEF indicators for national-scale marine ecosystem health. The project will also develop new techniques analyse time series data for seasonality, change point and trend detection. This project will also source available data relevant to the operational objectives for the Southeast Marine Reserve Network (ie. in collaboration with Supporting Management of Marine Biodiversity - Integrating social, economic and environmental values), a process that will be relevant to Marine Reserve Networks in all bioregions.

The project will include an analysis of available data to identify gaps and propose a way forward for meeting the data requirements for reporting on national-scale ecosystem health and managing the Southeast Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network.