The Coastal CRC has now completed its seven years of research. Information and findings from the Coastal CRC's research is however still available from the website listed below.
The Coastal CRC’s goal was to bridge the gaps between science, the community and policy-making organisations. Science was carried out in management study areas using participatory approaches with stakeholders.
The Coastal CRC's focus was on sustainable industrial, commercial and economic development with ecological protection.
Innovative research, development and training was undertaken across scientific disciplines and at various geographic regions, with key stakeholders. The CRC addressed water quality, river sediment, beach erosion, water contamination, environmental planning, stakeholder analysis, habitat assessment, inshore seabed mapping, fisheries productivity, wetland management, riparian vegetation, community consultation, sediment movement, conceptual modelling and coastal development issues.
Initial research focused on Brisbane River and Moreton Bay, Port Curtis and Fitzroy River in Queensland, where communities and models of participation were advanced. Coastal toolkits, models and products are now being applied in other coastal Australia catchments and waterways.
An extensive National Estuary Audit assessed the condition of more than 900 estuaries around Australia.
Partnerships and Collaborative Programs
The Coastal CRC worked with other (125) other government, university, scientific and community organisations in Australia and overseas.
A list of Costal Zone CRC publications (research and journal papers, annual reports etc) and presentations can be found at the website by searching the CRC publications database.
In addition, the Centre has produced useful information summaries for stakeholders, a free monthly e-newsletter and many publications for sale. These can all be accessed at the website.