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South West Victoria Marine Habitat and Biodiversity Asset Identification and Applications of Seascape data in Victorian coastal waters

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Ierodiaconou, D and Monk, J and Rattray, A and Laurenson, L and Quinn, G, South West Victoria Marine Habitat and Biodiversity Asset Identification and Applications of Seascape data in Victorian coastal waters, Deakin University, Australia, June (2009) [Contract Report]


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Abstract

The effective management of our marine ecosystems requires the capability to identify, characterise and predict the distribution of benthic biological communities within the overall seascape architecture. Despite our dependence on oceans for a variety of economic pursuits (e.g. fishing, transport, and resource exploitation), we have little understanding of the marine benthic environment. Even simple and crucial information such as seafloor topography is limited. What we do know generally relates to shallow water regions (<10 metres) and is derived through optical remote sensing sources such as satellite imagery, aerial photography and traditional ground sampling (e.g. diver surveys). The fishing industry and the military have developed ingenious methods to overcome our inability to see through the water column by creating intricate acoustic systems. Over time, these systems have developed and changed, but observations have persistently lacked standardisation and, just as importantly, have not contributed to the shared knowledge of the wider community. Thus our knowledge of seafloor characteristics and the distribution of the benthic habitats that they contain are generally poor.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:GIS, mapping, marine habitat, Victoria
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
UTAS Author:Monk, J (Dr Jacquomo Monk)
ID Code:126707
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2018-06-21
Last Modified:2018-06-26
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