About the Program
There is a variety of new and existing pressures along the Perth metropolitan coastline including future development proposals such as the Westport port and environs strategy, the Defence expansion at Garden Island and ongoing industry and infrastructure needs aligned with coastal development.
As a result, the Western Australian Marine Science Institution will be developing a science plan that can be used to attract research funding bid to implement and coordinate a collaborative and strategic research program.
In the first stage of developing the Science Plan, WAMSI will work to determine stakeholder values, views, and science needs from governments, industry, Indigenous people and the wider community. These issues will be matched against existing knowledge to identify the gaps in our understanding of the region.
The gaps in knowledge will then be prioritised and put together to produce a Science Plan. The plan will provide the basis for funding of a targeted program of research to deliver information for management and to maximise future outcomes.