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Title:

Storm Bay Biogeochemical Modelling & Information System: Supporting sustainable aquaculture expansion in Tasmania

Project Number:

2017-215

Organisation:

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Hobart

Principal Investigator:

Karen Wild-Allen

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$1,649,325.00

Program(s):

Environment, Industry

Objectives

1. To evaluate the performance of the existing hydrodynamic model of Storm Bay

2. To characterise the primary sources of nutrients into Storm Bay from ocean currents, sediment resuspension, river inputs.

3. To deliver a validated model of water quality in Storm Bay suitable for assessing future salmon farm expansion.

4. To provide an information system comprising model results, observations and synthesis analyses, with links to parallel projects (e.g. monitoring program, decision support tools, seasonal predictions).