Project

About the project

Description

This project, formulated by the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), developed a metadatabase (the North West Marine Research Inventory – NWMRI) of completed, current and planned marine and coastal research in State and Commonwealth waters of Western Australia between Kalbarri to the Northern Territory border (i.e. the North-west Marine Region – NWMR).

The project began in late 2007 and was completed in July 2008, with the delivery of the NWMRI metadatabase to the hub of advanced computing in WA, iVEC.

Aims

Facilitating a strategic and collaborative approach toward future marine research, planning and management in the NWMR.

Methods

  • Metadata Entry and Search Tool (MEST)
  • Topic category coding

Outcomes

The NWMRI Project captured information on over 700 research projects related to the marine environment in the North West Marine Region. This extensive catalogue, in association with the work captured through other WAMSI tasks, will hopefully provide the critical mass necessary to see the NWMRI being adopted by the wider community.

Details

Program: WAMSI 2006-2011

Completed: 2008

Location: North West Marine region (NWMR)

Project Leader: Chris Simpson (DBCA)

Email: info@wamsi.org.au

Publications

Summary

Final Report