NWSJEMS The study
The North West Shelf Joint Environmental Management Study (NWSJEMS)
was a $7.7 million marine environmental study of the North West
Shelf jointly funded by CSIRO and the Western Australian Government.
The overarching objective was to develop and demonstrate practical
science-based methods that could support integrated regional planning
and multiple-use management of the North West Shelf marine ecosystem.
Results and Outcomes
The results of the NWSJEMS have been documented in a series of 18 Technical Reports covering reviews of pre-existing information, accessing information, modelling physical and biological processes, characterising human activities and impacts, and evaluation of management strategies.
The final report for the study attempts to give a broad overview of the products and enhanced scientific understanding generated by the NWSJEMS.