OzCoasts provides comprehensive information about Australia's coast, including its estuaries, coastal waterways and climate change impact. This helps to generate a better understanding of coastal environments, the complex processes that occur in them, the potential environmental health issues. OzCoasts is managed by the Coastal Marine and Climate Change Group at Geoscience Australia, and represents a collaborative effort of more than 100 scientists and mangers from across Australia. More about us ...
CERAT web application developed by The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage allows natural resource mangers to review interactions between land use planning and estuarine health before investment decisions are made.
A dynamic and flexible system for classifying tropical catchments and their rivers based on the similarity, or dissimilarity, of a wide range of parameters.
Coastal Eutrophication Risk Assessment Tool (CERAT)
CERAT uses models to estimate nutrient and sediment loads from coastal catchments in New South Wales, and assess potential impacts of the loads on the ecological condition of the receiving estuary.
Wetland classification, Estuarine typology, Beach typology,
Science models, Estuarine biophysical models, Beach geomorphic models,
Process models, Threat models, Stressors models.
Build your own model
Coastal indicator factsheets
Beach erosion, Climate change, Sea level rise, Biodiversity, Mangrove areas,
Dissolved oxygen, Hermit crabs, Turbidity, Water temperature, Nutrients,
Eutrophication, Toxicants, Salt marsh areas, Salinity, Seagrass areas,
Beach & dune areas, Shorebird, Sedimentation rates, more ...
Coastal water habitat mapping toolkit: Benthic habitat mapping, Techniques,
Case studies, Decision tree
Interactive 3D Models: Cockburn Sound, Keppel Bay and Fitzroy River Area,
Sydney Harbour, Woody Island.
Natural resource management
Report cards, Habitat extent
Australian shallow waters spectral library
Environmental Management Framework, Numerical modelling tool links
Stressors: Altered pH, Disturbance to Biota, Hydrodynamic alterations, ...