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Ensuring the NSW oyster industry adapts to a changing climate: genetic resilience and food supply

Grant


Scheme


  • Marine Biodiversity, Resources and Fisheries Research Program

Abstract


  • This project seeks to access, interpret and coordinate relevant natural resource and industry information and deliver it in a user friendly portal for the oyster industry. The oyster industry must prepare for the interaction of climate change impacts in combination with natural resource management stakeholders and management plans of estuaries and coastal bays. It is not a matter of establishing new field monitoring programs, creating complex and expensive predictive modelling frameworks, nor does it require extensive GIS programming. Rather, it will pull together existing resources in a strategic and relevant manner for the oyster industry and deliver it to an appropriate portal. Once the protocol forstandardised synthesis of information for the industry is achieved, the maintenance and ongoing synthesis will not be difficult or costly.Aligned with the FRDC theme 3 priorities on climate change, this proposal will:- improve our understanding the vulnerability of the oyster industry and coastal ecosystems to climatechange, and- improve industry capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change, including the impacts on resourceaccess, through improved knowledge and understanding.

Date/time Interval


  • 2011

Sponsor Award Id


  • 2010/534

Local Award Id


  • 100818

Scheme


  • Marine Biodiversity, Resources and Fisheries Research Program

Abstract


  • This project seeks to access, interpret and coordinate relevant natural resource and industry information and deliver it in a user friendly portal for the oyster industry. The oyster industry must prepare for the interaction of climate change impacts in combination with natural resource management stakeholders and management plans of estuaries and coastal bays. It is not a matter of establishing new field monitoring programs, creating complex and expensive predictive modelling frameworks, nor does it require extensive GIS programming. Rather, it will pull together existing resources in a strategic and relevant manner for the oyster industry and deliver it to an appropriate portal. Once the protocol forstandardised synthesis of information for the industry is achieved, the maintenance and ongoing synthesis will not be difficult or costly.Aligned with the FRDC theme 3 priorities on climate change, this proposal will:- improve our understanding the vulnerability of the oyster industry and coastal ecosystems to climatechange, and- improve industry capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change, including the impacts on resourceaccess, through improved knowledge and understanding.

Date/time Interval


  • 2011

Sponsor Award Id


  • 2010/534

Local Award Id


  • 100818