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 Seabed Mapping and Coastal Information section at Geoscience Australia, and represents a collaborative effort of more than 100 scientists and mangers from across Australia. More about us ...

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Coastal Eutrophication Risk Assessment Tool

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.

Australian Riverscape Classification Service (AURICL)

A dynamic and flexible system for classifying tropical catchments and their rivers based on the similarity, or dissimilarity, of a wide range of parameters.

Mangroves and coastal saltmarsh of Victoria

distribution, condition, threats and management.

Coastal Eutrophication Risk Assessment Tool
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.

Australian riverscape classification service Tropical rivers
Search classifications
Access attribute data
Request classification

Search data Search data
Simple search, Estuary search, Beach search, Map search.
Coastal information, Coastal stakeholder, Regional plans & strategies.

Conceptual modelsConceptual models
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 indicatorsCoastal 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 ...

Habitat MappingHabitat mapping
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.

NRM reportingNatural 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, ...

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