TSGA IPA: Predicting marine currents, nutrients and plankton in the coastal waters of south eastern Tasmania in response to changing weather patterns
University of Tasmania (UTAS)
1. Build on available data to establish baseline environmental conditions in southeastern Tasmanian coastal waters to support informed expansion of finfish farming in this region.
2. Enhance risk assessments underpinning Decision Support Systems for effects of changing weather and current patterns on water temperature, nutrients and plankton, especially in relation to HABs and gelatinous zooplankton.
3. Trial and establish a screening program for Neoparamoeba perurans, the causative agent of AGD.
4. Obtain measurements of primary productivity in Storm Bay and link to environmental drivers.