Seagrass Collaboration

of South Australia

  • YEAR: 2019
  • STATE: South Australia
  • FOCUS AREAS: Healing our Land/SDG 14 : Life below water

Funding will be used to fund staff time to help coordinate the resources from various organisations involved in the SA Seagrass Collaborative. This includes cataloging the existing data and the establishment of a framework to collate the various datasets held across the state. The types of data that exist include: video transects, remote sensing data, dive-surveys, field notebooks and photographs.

FNPW support

This project was funded through generous donations from FNPW supporters across Australia and beyond.

Project overview

The collation of this information would facilitate research and management of coastal areas across the state. There is potential this data could also contribute to the extent mapping of various seagrass genera, assist in monitoring the outcomes of restoration projects and feed into policy decisions.

The project outcomes are expected to be:

– Facilitation of communication and collaboration between stakeholders.

– Review of state-wide seagrass data, and identification of areas in which discoverability could be improved.

– Coordination, collation and sharing of seagrass data, to enhance its power for monitoring and management.

– Cataloging of existing data, allowing emerging technologies to exploit the extensive existing data records.

The expectation is for these outcomes to facilitate research and management of coastal areas across the state. There is potential this data could also contribute to the extent mapping of various seagrass genera, assist in monitoring the outcomes of restoration projects and feed into policy decisions.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

FNPW supports projects across Australia. In the spirit of reconciliation the we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

PROGRESS OF THIS PROJECT

The project is ongoing.

This project was funded by FNPW in 2019.

PROJECT PARTNERS

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