Darwin Harbour integrated marine monitoring and research program

This is a long-term Northern Territory-run offset program which commenced in November 2014 and is ongoing until 2054 (40 years).

The scope of the offset program is to:

  • Increase confidence in the management of Darwin Harbour and the commitment of Harbour users to protect key values
  • Increase awareness and understanding of the influences on Darwin Harbour’s marine condition
  • Provide sound, evidence-based assessments of change in Darwin Harbour, and triggering of appropriate and timely responses from regulators
  • Provide a better knowledge-base for improved environmental monitoring and management.

A full list of publications is provided below.

An integrated monitoring and research program for Darwin Harbour

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Development of an integrated long-term mangrove monitoring program for Darwin Harbour. Sub-project B: Development of methodology to map mangrove forest extent using satellite sensors.

2018/19

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Developing an integrated long-term monitoring program for Darwin Harbour. Anthropogenic pressure project: Development of pressure indicators for Darwin Harbour

2018/19

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Developing an integrated long-term monitoring program for Darwin Harbour. Water Quality Pilot Project WP2: Intra-annual water quality variability.

2018/19

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Developing an integrated long-term monitoring program for Darwin Harbour. Water Quality Pilot Project WP1: Neap tide trial.

2018/19

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Development of an integrated long-term mangrove monitoring program for Darwin Harbour. Sub-project B: Mangrove community mapping – Charles Point to Gunn Point 2016

2018/19

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Sediment Quality Pilot Project Plan

2018/19

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Development of a long-term sediments monitoring program for Darwin Harbour: A final report on the Rod Surface Elevation Table – Marker Horizon Pilot project MP2

2017/18

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Developing quantitative PCR assays to target microbial nitrogen cycle genes: A new tool to monitor ecosystem function in sediment,

2017/18

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Water Quality Pilot Project Plan

2017/18

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Mangrove Monitoring Pilot Project Plan

2017/18

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Pressure Monitoring Pilot Project Plan

2017/18

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Darwin Harbour mangrove sediment: metal and arsenic dynamics.

2016

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A risk assessment of water quality pollution of Darwin Harbour using modelled catchment impacts on water quality.

2016

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Interim turbidity water quality objectives for dry season neap tide conditions in Darwin Harbour.

2016

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Review of research and monitoring of Darwin Harbour’s mangrove environment for the development of a long-term monitoring program.

2016

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Darwin Harbour Integrated Mangrove Monitoring & Research Program: Data collation project.

2016

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Rod Surface Elevation Table Marker Horizon (RSET-MH) Handbook

2016

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Optimising water quality monitoring using continuous flow monitoring.

2016

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Addendum Sediment mass accumulation

2016

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Monitoring and assessments of boundary fluxes in Darwin harbour

2016

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