SeaMap Tasmania: Mapping the Gaps
reportposted on 2023-05-28, 18:06 authored by Vanessa LucieerVanessa Lucieer, Lawler, MM, Andrew PenderAndrew Pender, Morffew, MG
“SeaMap Tasmania- Mapping the Gaps” has been a NRM North co funded project to facilitate the mapping of significant gaps in the SeaMap Tasmania database of marine habitats in the inshore coastal waters of Tasmania. These gaps included most of the coastline within the NRM North region (from Swan Island to Low Head) and specific priority areas in other NRM jurisdictions including the Tamar Estuary, Macquarie Harbour, and the RAMSAR listed wetlands of Orielton Lagoon, Moulting Lagoon and the Ringarooma lower floodplain. The area captured in this mapping research report adds a further 86,700 ha to the SeaMap Tasmania marine habitat database and completes the mapping of the coastal marine section within the NRM North region from the coastline to a 1.5 km limit. The outputs of this project have included the production of 1:25,000 marine habitats maps published in both hardcopy form and on the Internet, and a DVD with Image Mapper software for viewing video transects that are linked to habitat maps with representative footage, images and statistics of biological communities. All maps have been provided to NRM North according the standardised data protocol in GIS format so that NRM have the capacity to contribute to resource assessment and investment decisions within their jurisdiction.
Commissioning bodyNRM South
Department/SchoolInstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
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