This project aims to advance the establishment and use of national practices to monitor the condition status of priority values and pressures of Australia’s marine estate.
We will achieve this by building on a previous project to produce three new national standards for monitoring (drop cameras, socioeconomic surveys of marine users. marine microplastics). We will also develop a practical implementation plan to embed the application of standards, with particular attention to inclusive and diverse approaches (e.g., engagement of community groups and Indigenous partnerships).
The plan will set out a future path to develop, maintain and make available national standards; increase their uptake; and assess effectiveness and impact as related to the delivery of priority marine monitoring activities. The resulting national framework will be of use to other countries and regions seeking to develop and maintain their own ocean best practices to ensure a sustainable marine estate.