The webportal lets coastal councils, and other stakeholders, find information on coastal research projects, to identify research initiatives in their local region, and to access the findings of projects by:highlighting the breadth and depth of coastal research providing a webportal for researchers to upload their coastal research projects, andproviding an opportunity for stakeholders to explore research findings. The Google maps interface allows exploration of research at local, regional and national scales.The portal has received a lot of interest from local councils as the comment from Barry Sammels testifies
SQUID is a software for managing and visualizing water quality and coastal monitoring instrument data. It is configurable and enables the user to import practically any data set and upload it to a database such as SQL Server. An in-built visualiser allows the user to show and compare all imported data. A web module connects to the database and displays on a map live data from instruments which are permanently installed in waterways.
Via ACEF research can now access wave and beach profile information from 17 camera around Australia. As well as being able to see beaches in real time research have access to a 2 year video archive, and can see analysis of wave patterns through time as well as changes in beach profiles
06 coasts australian coastal ecosystems current status of tern 28.03.12
Australian Coastal Ecosystems Facility Andy Steven, ACEF Facility Director
Our Coastal Zone Source: C.Roelfsema and Google Images
ACEF ObjectivesGoal: • Provide enduring access to coastal data of national importanceObjectives 1. Establish a coastal community of practice 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 & visualisationMuch more than just data … • informing coastal planning and development • linking otherwise separate datasets • assisting natural resource management • creating coastal researcher collaborations
Science and Management Questions• How, are coastal ecosystems changing in response to anthropogenic pressures and climate change?• How is the productivity of coastal ecosystems related to terrestrial subsidies and how will climate change affect these ecosystems?• How is coastal geomorphology changing in relation to climate change and extreme events?• How far do vagile coastal and marine organisms move and what are the key coastal habitats they depend upon?• Can we measure the relative benefits/impacts of legislated environmental management programs on Australia’s coastal ecosystems?• What are the key gaps in understanding of coastal ecosystems or in management of the flora, fauna and processes of these ecosystems?
Overview of Information Available• Coastal Water Quality• Wetlands• QLD Wildnet data• Turtle and Dugong• BioHabitats for Northern Australia• Fisheries Bycatch data• Real-time Biogeochemistry• Aquatic tagging data• Wave and shoreline analysis and video• Coastal geomorphology• Topographic and Bathymetric DEMs• Meta data of research projects
Finding Coastal Research Activitieshttp://coastalresearch.csiro.au "There is no doubt this webportal will be of enormous practical benefit for everyone who is involved in coastal planning and management." Barry Sammels, Chairman of National Sea Change Taskforce
Seeing Coastal Water Quality in real time terninstruments.csiro.au/maps.html
Next Steps• Additional development of GeoNode mapping• Metadata prepared for various datasets• collation, curation and access to key datasets• RSS feeds for news updates• Roll out strategy
Further InformationContact Details: Andy Steven firstname.lastname@example.org or 0422 002 116Access Information:Coastal Research Portal: http://coastalresearch.csiro.auGeoNode Beta: http://126.96.36.199/maps