Stream 1: Environment
- Barbara Robson1, Matthew Hipsey2
- 1CSIRO Land & Water, Australia
- 2The University of Western Australia, Australia
It is an exciting time for modelling of coastal systems, as the state of the art is progressing rapidly with advances in process representation, parameterisation, uncertainty assessment, model evaluation and data assimilation, to name just a few key areas. Models are being applied to diverse threats to estuaries and coastal ecosystems, from heat stress and coral bleaching, to eutrophication, to impacts from agricultural, industrial and emerging pollutants and toxicants, to invasive species. Beyond predicting threats and trajectories of decline, models can be used to evaluate restoration options and find opportunities for successful intervention. This session will welcome submissions describing development and application of coastal models to scenarios for change, especially applications that have advanced our understanding of restoration options and abstracts that highlight new methods in model development and evaluation.