Coasts TERN Symposium 2011


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This is the Coasts Facility presentation for the TERN Symposium, March 2011.

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  • Need to discuss how to modify to: have symbol boxes at top with key coastal variables measuredPeople working in coastal environments – bathymetry (done) – coastline and shoreline Coastcams – nearshore water quality remote sensing – turtle databaseOcean surface – split into three sections – one of these a contour map showing bathymetry (done) – one of these a spatial water quality/ocean colour map – turtle database: multiple turtles under the surface + turtles on beach (done)
  • Coasts TERN Symposium 2011

    1. 1. Australian CoastalEcosystems Facility(ACEF)Presentation byDrAndy Steven Theme Leader, Our Resilient Coastal Australia CSIRO
    2. 2. Our Coastal Zone Source: C.Roelfsema and Google Images
    3. 3. ACEF PurposeGoal: Provide national and enduring access to coastal data of national importanceObjectives1. Establish a coastal community of practice to bring together researcher managers, industry and the community to identify key coastal datasets, improve technologies and identify further funding opportunities.2. Identify key national datasets that need to be collected, and fund strategic research that address key gaps in these datasets.3. Enable improved digital access to quality-assured coastal observational data and methods for analysis & visualization.
    4. 4. Key Questions being Addressed1. How, are coastal ecosystems changing in response to anthropogenic pressures and climate change?2. How is the productivity of coastal ecosystems related to terrestrial subsidies and how will climate change affect these ecosystems?3. How is coastal geomorphology changing in relation to climate change and extreme events?4. How far do vagile coastal and marine organisms move and what are the key coastal habitats they depend upon?5. Can we measure the relative benefits/impacts of legislated environmental management programs on Australia’s coastal ecosystems?6. What are the key gaps in understanding of coastal ecosystems or in management of the flora, fauna and processes of these ecosystems?
    5. 5. ApproachDemonstrate: • What can be done in coastal zone Value–add: • Work with agencies to provide national datasets • To NCRIS investments; IMOS, ANDs, Auscope, & AODN • Use AODN as delivery Portal for Coastal Information • Deliver demonstrator coastal datasets for NPEI Scope: • Supratidal to nearshore • Strong connections between terrestrial processes and coastal asset and processes
    6. 6. ACEF Data Sets Multi-Scale Plot NetworkSoils Coasts AusCover OzFlux Plots Plot networks Supersites Ecoinformatics Scaling/Modelling ACEAS TERN Portal
    7. 7. 22 Jan 2011-10 days after floodInfrastructure to be Delivered • Data through the AODN: – Water Quality information – Bathymetry data – Wave and beach profile • National Marine Turtle base – Development – Storage of data • Coastal Ocean Color Products: – Chlorophyll, TSS, CDOM
    8. 8. Analysing wave and shoreline changeChallenges for informatics in the coastal zoneCameras for: •Shoreline • Beach State Information • Wave Height and Period • Statistics and Warnings •People Counts Beach State 1 WH SL PPL S
    9. 9. Our plan for community engagementTask 1. Coastal Community of Practice to establish an Australian Coastal Observatory1. A series of workshops to establish the needs, both national and regional, scope, key parameters and technologies.2. Working groups focused on specific user needs to better define what technologies and approaches best suit.3. A forum to engage policy, industry and researchers in the need for a coastal observatory.4. Preparation of an implementation plan, including funding options for an Australian Coastal Observatory.
    10. 10. Collaborating Agencies and AcknowledgementsThanks to:– Chris Lane (CoastalCOMs)– Roger Proctor (IMOS, UTas)– Tim Moltmann (IMOS)– Toni Cannard (CSIRO)
    11. 11. Facility Contact Details Andy Steven TERN – Australian Coastal Environment Facility or 0422 002 116Australian Ocean Data Network Coms:http://www.coastalcoms.comLIVE Demos:Wave Height and Period Measurement Detection