Stream 4: Integration

Novel approaches to monitoring estuaries, coastal and shelf waters
  • Jeff Cosgrove1, Kerry Trayler2, Joanna Strzelecki2 and Nick Mortimer2, Frances D’Souza3, David Antoine4
  • 1Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service, Australia
  • 2CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, The University of Western Australia, Australia
  • 3Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Australia
  • 4Curtin University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Remote sensing and satellite research group, Australia

Effective ecosystem-based management requires significant monitoring effort across a range of appropriate scales. New methods and technologies are allowing the realisation of rapid, more cost-effective and innovative approaches to monitoring and assessment of marine waters. This has, however, resulted in considerable challenge of integrating and processing large volumes of observation data. Big Data solutions to organise, quality assure and quality control, query, interrogate and analyse massive datasets has become a critical component of ecosystem management. In an era of rapid advancement, this session will provide ECSA 57 delegates with a clear understanding of options for future estuarine and marine monitoring, the benefits of an integrated observation approach and the challenges we face. Contributions (oral and poster) are invited on novel tools, techniques and approaches to monitoring patterns and processes in estuaries, shallow seas and shelf waters, including:

  • measuring devices / sensors;
  • remotely operated vehicles;
  • robotics applications and developments;
  • artificial intelligence;
  • molecular approaches;
  • optical and acoustic remote sensing technologies and approaches;
  • data transition in long-term monitoring;
  • modelling approaches; and,
  • “Big Data” handling, integration, interrogation and interpretation.


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