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Pilot Marine Spatial Assessment Tool: Evaluating options for assessing and balancing marine use change within Tasmanian coastal waters using a spatial assessment tool. Pilot Study – South and West of Bruny Island

posted on 2023-05-25, 19:27 authored by Donald RossDonald Ross, Vanessa AdamsVanessa Adams, Cecilia VillanuevaCecilia Villanueva, Flora Bush
This project captures the process of developing a spatial assessment decision support tool for marine waters in the south east of Tasmania using existing data in conjunction with GIS mapping and Marxan. The decision support tool provides a starting point for stakeholders within the decision-making process by identifying potential marine users who may have conflicting values in association with locating sites for new developments or relocating existing ones. By undertaking this project within the pilot study region, we demonstrate a process that is applicable and could be replicated in other regions.


Commissioning body

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania






Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies


Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Place of publication

Hobart, Tasmania

Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems