This record provides an overview of the NESP Marine and Coastal Hub scoping study - "National Areas of Interest for Seabed Mapping, Characterisation and Biodiversity Assessment". For specific data outputs from this project, please see child records associated with this metadata.
The project aims to assist the planning and prioritisation of marine surveys (both physical and biological) by scoping a prioritisation framework and web tool. Focused workshops and targeted engagements with seabed mapping organisations will ensure the framework meets the needs of the Marine and Coastal Hub, key end users such as Parks Australia, and the wider seabed mapping and biodiversity management community. Adoption and adaption of the AusSeabed Survey Coordination Tool will facilitate the development of an interim national areas of interest product to inform future survey planning. This product will support the needs of Parks Australia network Science Plans and consideration of information needs for Indigenous Protected Areas within Sea Country.
• National Areas of Interest map
• Code for Survey Coordination Tool
• Value Prioritisation Framework [written report]
Maintenance and Update Frequency: asNeeded
Aero Leplastrier (GA), Kim Picard (GA), Scott Nichol (GA), Natalie Lennard (GA), Lachlan Hurs (FrontierSI), Franzis Althaus (CSIRO), Piers Dunstan (CSIRO), Jacquomo Monk (UTAS), Neville Barrett (UTAS)
National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Marine and Coastal Hub
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE), Australian Government
In addition to NESP (DAWE) funding, this project is matched by an equivalent amount of in-kind support and co-investment from project partners and collaborators.
To facilitate the marine survey planning process by establishing a community-endorsed value framework and set of metadata attributes that can be used to identify areas of common interest.