Hydrobiology is pleased to announce that the Pilot Ocean Accounting Project for Western Australia’s Geographe Marine Park has now been published by the Commonwealth Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment. We were proud to have contributed to this ground-breaking project, spearheaded by IDEEA Group and their colleagues in Parks Australia.
Our role was to provide a comprehensive knowledge review of environmental and resource aspects of the Geographe Bay Marine Park. Each data set was then assessed against criteria critical to Ocean Accounting, before being converted into spatial units. This work represents the first ocean account and the first ecosystem account under the 2018 National Strategy and Action Plan for Environmental-Economic Accounting (EEA).
The iconic 155-year old Busselton Jetty in Geographe Bay, beautiful by day and night, above and below water, featuring the Underwater Observatory at the jetty’s 1.841km end. Photos kindly provided by Busselton Jetty Inc.