25 May 2023

A wide range of factors contribute to the degradation of Australia’s marine and coastal habitats, including coastal development, pollution and climate change. Momentum is building in Australia and internationally to restore these ecosystems.

The Marine and Coastal Hub is consolidating what we’ve learned from past research and setting strategic and technical guideposts for the next research phase including the need for:

  • national and regional planning and coordination;
  • guidelines and standardisation;
  • public availability of data;
  • tools for economic analyses;
  • building of genuine, ongoing partnerships; and
  • co-design and leadership with First Nations people.

Several tools and guidance documents have been delivered through the hub projects including:

This article was first published in NESP News, the quarterly newsletter of the National Environmental Science Program.