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and improve tropical water quality from catchment to coast

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Fight on to save coastal ecosystems


Key points: The UN has declared the 2020s to be the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration Coastal ecosystems have been damaged over many decades and even centuries in some cases Restoring coastal ecosystems is... Read More

Project Spotlight

Project 1.10

Led by Dr Frederieke Kroon, AIMS

Identification, impacts, and prioritization of emerging contaminants present in the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait marine environments

Increased human activities in the GBR and Torres Strait regions are expected to increase the sources and diversity of contaminants in their marine environments. Here, we will (i) determine the presence and locations of emerging contaminants based on monitoring data and the types of human activities present, and (ii) prioritize the identified emerging contaminants based on their potential risk to these marine environments. Based on the list of priority emerging contaminants, we will develop and recommend key areas of research to inform management and policy decisions that will maintain and improve the condition of the marine environments in the GBR and Torres Strait regions.. Read more