The project team will work closely with the Department of the Environment to identify its priority monitoring needs and with Hub researchers and collaborators to identify current and potential monitoring capacities and capability. They will draw together the monitoring outputs from Theme 1 (analysis of monitoring approaches, data collation and gaps for monitoring marine ecosystem health and managing Commonwealth Marine Reserves), Theme 2 (collation of pressure data and identification of performance indicators for Commonwealth Marine Reserves), Themes 3 and 4 (data collation and baseline characterisation for CMRs in North-West) and Theme 5 (guidance for integrated monitoring) and distil them in a document that provides the Department of the Environment with practical direction and options to establish an effective national approach to monitoring the EEZ.

Task Date: 
1 August 2013 to 31 December 2014