Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017

Concurrent Session 1: S3: Building resilient urban ports and harbours through globally integrated research and management


Chairs: Peter Steinberg and Beth Strain
The World Harbour Project brings together 26 international harbours and ports tackling issues around the multiple uses of harbours. The WHP facilitates programs investigating and restoring ecosystem functioning and the development of management best-practices through 4 working groups – Water and Sediment Quality, Green Engineering, Conflict Resolution, and Education. Presentations are invited from researchers working in harbours worldwide, both scientific and social science perspectives.

  • Session Details
  • LocationPlayhouse Theatre, Darwin Entertainment Centre
  • Session TimeMonday 3rd July 1:30pm to 3:10pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
1:30pm to 1:50pm Assessment of human-induced change and biological risk posed by contaminants in estuarine sediments: a scheme for assessing global harbour estuaries John Lee S3: Building resilient urban ports and harbours through globally integrated research and management
1:50pm to 2:10pm From grey to green: efficacy of eco-engineering solutions for nature-based coastal defence Rebecca Morris S3: Building resilient urban ports and harbours through globally integrated research and management
2:10pm to 2:30pm World Harbour Project: Conflict and the Future in the World's Harbours Stuart Pearson S3: Building resilient urban ports and harbours through globally integrated research and management
2:30pm to 2:50pm Learning from nature: Using meta-analyses to ecologically inform foreshore infrastructure designs Ana Bugnot S3: Building resilient urban ports and harbours through globally integrated research and management



  • PEPs In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
2:50pm to 2:55pm The bacteria of Darwin Harbour: spatiotemporal patterns in a tropical macrotidal estuary subject to urbanisation Mirjam Kaestli PEP Talk
2:55pm to 3:00pm Fine-scale approach to assess the impact of recreational boat moorings on seagrass physiology in a threatened Posidonia australis meadow Ruby Garthwin PEP Talk
3:00pm to 3:05pm Dolphin Foraging Behaviour in the Busy Fremantle Inner Harbour, Western Australia Chandra Salgado Kent PEP Talk