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Australian Coastal Ecosystem Facility

Aims: 

The Australian Coastal Ecosystem Facility's (ACEF) primary goal is to provide national and enduring access to coastal data of national importance.

Owner Institution: 
CSIRO
Researcher(s): 
Andy Steven, Jonathan Hodge

The National Reference Stations Biogeochemical Sampling

Aims: 

The National Reference Station Network is designed to provide baseline information, at timescales relevant to human response, that is required to understand how large‐scale, long-term change and variability in the global ocean are affecting the ecosystems of Australia's coastal seas.

Researcher(s): 
Tim Lynch

A coastal Australia-wide survey to understand the effects of marine debris on wildlife: CSIRO/Earthwatch Marine Debris Project

Aims: 

Scientists from CSIRO, the University of Queensland and the University of Tasmania are studying:
1) sources, distribution, and ultimate fate of marine debris;
2) exposure of marine wildlife to debris;
3) factors affecting ingestion and entanglement by debris; and
4) the effects of ingestion and entanglement on marine wildlife populations, including distribution maps for species and marine debris.

Researcher(s): 
Denise Hardesty et al.

The Smartline Coastal Geomorphic Map of Australia

Aims: 

To assess the vulnerability of the Australian coastline to sea-level rise by geomorphological analysis.

Owner Institution: 
GA Geoscience Australia
Researcher(s): 
Chris Sharples
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