Improving knowledge transfer to support Australian Marine Park decision making and management effectiveness evaluation

  • Walsh, Peter (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Hayes, Keith (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cook, Carly (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

In the last decade Australia’s researchers have made significant progress to provide managers with data and data products to inform the planning and establishment of Australian Marine Parks (AMPs). However, further work is required to adequately meet the data product requirements for assessing AMP management effectiveness. This project addresses this problem by: 1) Identifying priority data and data products to support characterisation of marine systems and reporting on AMP monitoring priorities; 2) Assessing availability and delivery mechanisms of high priority data and data products and whether they are fit for purpose; and 3) Estimating condition of park values (excluding cultural values) and assessing management effectiveness with available data/knowledge. This project advances the Hub’s Protected Place Management Initiative and contributes to the national need for improving access to data and expanding the Australian Ocean Data Network
Effective start/end date1/08/2228/02/24