North West Shoals to Shore
Research Program Symposium 2020
The North West Shoals to Shore Research Program (NWSSRP) is a three year, $20 million study of the North West Shelf. The program of 11 separate studies within four main themes has been conducted by a multidisciplinary team of scientists, technical staff and industry experts.
The NWSSRP Symposium was held on September 23 and 24, 2020 and marked the completion of the Program.
The below presentations are listed in the order they appeared at the Symposium
These presentations are available on the AIMS YouTube Channel.
Watch the playlist, North West Shoals to Shore Research Program Symposium 2020.
Theme 4: Understanding the isolated coral atolls of the North West Shelf: The past, present and future of Rowley Shoals
|Testing novel methods for coral reef monitoring||James Gilmour||PDF download|
|Mapping the coral reef habitats of Rowley Shoals using 3D rugosity metrics||Ben Radford||as above|
|eDNA for coral monitoring||Laurence Dugal||as above|
|A quantitative assessment of tow-video for coral monitoring||Anna Cresswell||as above|
|Autoclassification of coral communities||Mat Wyatt||as above|
|The current state of Rowley Shoals communities||James Gilmour||PDF download|
|Coral communities||James Gilmour||as above|
|Shark and predatory fish communities||Matt Birt||as above|
|Movement and connectivity of marine predators within remote coral reef systems||Luciana Ferreira||as above|
|The resilience of Rowley Shoals and future reefs||James Gilmour||PDF download|
|Coral bleaching 2020||Nicole Ryan||as above|
|Hydrodynamic connectivity of corals||Camille Grimaldi||as above|
|Mechanisms of coral resilience at the Rowley Shoals||Luke Thomas||as above|
Theme 3: Protected and iconic species movements and threats
|Quantifying movement, distribution and important areas of pygmy blue whales on the North West Shelf||Michele Thums||PDF download|
|Multiple satellite tracking datasets inform marine turtle conservation on the North West Shelf||Luciana Ferreira||PDF download|
Theme 2: Seabed habitats and biodiversity
|Why we need to understand seabed habitats and species distribution||Karen Miller||PDF download|
|Characterising the Ancient Coastline Key Ecological Feature: Fish and benthic communities||Marji Puotinen, Leanne Currey||
PDF download (Puotinen)
PDF download (Currey)
|Pearl oyster habitats and distribution in the 80 Mile Beach region||Karen Miller||PDF download|
|Genetic connectivity of the silver-lipped pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima||Luke Thomas||PDF download|
Theme 1: Marine seismic noise measurement and impact
|Design and implementation of a real-world experiment to investigate the effect of marine seismic survey on fish and pearl oysters||Mark Meekan||PDF download|
|Measurement of sound, particle motion and ground motion||Miles Parsons||PDF download|
The effect of marine seismic surveys on the movement, abundance and community structure of demersal fish assemblages on the North West Shelf ***
|Mark Meekan, Conrad Speed||presentation unavailable|
***The seismic study on demersal fish has been submitted to a scientific journal and is currently undergoing peer-review. The results cannot be released until the peer-review process has been completed and the study is published. This page will be updated with a link to the presentation once that final quality assurance step has been completed, likely in early 2021.