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 TimeTuesday 4th July 10:30am to 12:30pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
10:30am to 10:50am Can we increase services provided by coastal infrastructure with ecoengineering? Mariana Mayer-Pinto S3: Building resilient urban ports and harbours through globally integrated research and management
10:50am to 11:10am Accounting for opposing objectives and environmental uncertainty in deriving thresholds for managing dredging impacts near coral reefs. Rebecca Fisher S3: Building resilient urban ports and harbours through globally integrated research and management
11:10am to 11:30am Can we engineer coastal defence structures to support more natural biota as oceans acidify? Kay Davis S3: Building resilient urban ports and harbours through globally integrated research and management
11:30am to 11:50am Wave energy alters biodiversity by shaping intraspecific variation of a habitat-forming species Maria Vozzo S3: Building resilient urban ports and harbours through globally integrated research and management



  • PEPs In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
11:50am to 11:55am World Harbours Project: Eco-engineering for biodiversity - preliminary observations and lessons learnt from Hobart Harbour. Catriona Macleod PEP Talk
11:55am to 12:00pm Eco-engineering built infrastructure for marine and coastal biodiversity: which interventions have the greatest ecological benefit? Elisabeth Strain PEP Talk