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The data collections described in this record are funded by the Australian Government Department of the Environment (DoE) through the NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub.

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This record provides an overview of the scope and research output of NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub Project D3 - "Evaluating and monitoring the status of marine biodiversity assets on the continental shelf ". For specific data outputs from this project, please see child records associated with this metadata. -------------------- Rocky reefs form an important habitat on the continental shelf and one subject to disproportionate fishing pressure given the high productivity of this habitat relative to adjacent sandy seabed. Reef features on the continental shelf are identified as conservation values (i.e. key ecological features - KEFs) in the Australian Government’s four marine bioregional plans (MBPs). Shelf reefs are a characteristic component of almost half of the KEFs identified in MBPs. Despite this, little is known of the extent and nature of these systems beyond their value to the fishing industry. This project will provide a national collation all known mapping data from government and industry (including data acquired during CERF and NERP Hubs) to improve understanding of the distribution and extent of this key habitat around Australia, and will identify critical gaps in this knowledge to be filled by targeted surveys. This will significantly improve understanding of KEF boundaries and conservation values or assets within Commonwealth Marine Reserves on Australia’s continental shelf. A classification system will be developed for these reefs, and matched with refinement of inventory and monitoring approaches to track reef health through time, including standard approaches to SOE understanding and reporting consistent with measures developed for coastal systems within NESP (i.e. see project C2). By default, the project will also involve collation of all mapping data on non-reef hard substrate, and all non-reef soft substrate, with this information also being available as a significant output. The first 12 months of the project will set up a clear research plan for subsequent years, based on consultation with the Department and stakeholders. The following 6 months (to end of 1016) will utilise all collated knowledge to develop products that summarise available knowledge on CMRs and spatial variation in shelf reef KEFs, and linking with project D1, develop refined models of these to further inform inventory and monitoring priorities. Subsequent years (2017 onwards) will focus on research to fill in critical mapping gaps identified above, and implementing CMR and KEF-based inventory and monitoring programs as guided by the DOE. This will be undertaken in close collaboration with the D1 project partners, to ensure programs are coordinated and coherent at a national level while leveraging the institutional strengths and priorities of the Hub’s research partners. The project provides important information for improving marine ecosystem health monitoring (i.e. strategy F - Australian Government MBPs), moving toward monitoring KEFs in the Commonwealth Marine Area (i.e. as outlined in Towards a Blueprint for Monitoring Key Ecological Features in the Commonwealth Marine Area developed by the NERP Marine Hub for the Department of the Environment) and managing Commonwealth Marine Reserves (i.e. strategy B - Australian Government MBPs).

Created: 2016-03-23

Data time period: 2015-07-01 to 2017-12-31

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