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Title: Port Phillip Bay Environmental Study - Technical Group 1992-1998
Id: 1106
Acronym: Port Phillip Bay Environmental Study - Technical Group
Investigator(s): Peter Jernakoff
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Floreat [details]

Description: In 1991, CSIRO was approached to design and manage an environmental study of the Bay to seek answers to questions concerning the sustainable use and management of the Bay. The Study began in October 1992 and finished in June 1996. The Port Phillip Bay Environmental Study was managed by CSIRO and supervised by a Management Committee chaired by the (then) Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Also represented on the committee were the EPA, Melbourne Water, Melbourne Parks and Waterways and the former Port of Melbourne Authority. The Study was totally funded by Melbourne Water and Melbourne Parks and Waterways. In all, some 47 research tasks were conducted, ranging from scientific literature reviews to fullscale field surveys. All were contracted out. Of the 30 contractors, six were Victorian State agencies, three Commonwealth agencies, nine universities and 12 consultants. Nineteen contractors were Victorian based, seven from interstate and four from overseas. The research programs covered the fields of physical oceanography, toxicants, algal nutrients, marine ecology and ecological modelling. (taken from "PORT PHILLIP BAY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY FINAL REPORT" Published/Created: Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, 1999.)
Years: 1992 to 1998
Hierachy: Coastal Waters Program » Coastal Ecology » Coastal Ecology

There are no surveys directly linked to this project.

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