Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017

Concurrent Session 1:S16: Observing the north


Chair: Ana Lara Lopez
Many of Australia’s most precious marine natural assets are located in the tropical northern seas. This area spans the iconic Ningaloo Reef in the west to the Great Barrier Reef in the east with the neighbouring Kimberley, Kakadu and Daintree rainforest in between. In addition, it is a region of major economic activities such as mining, agriculture, shipping, fishing, urban development, tourism and recreation. With the Integrated Marine Observing System completing its first decade, and a commensurate development of modelling systems and capability, this is allowing an unprecedented ability to gain an understanding of the coastal and marine environment and the extent to which they can accommodate economic development. For this symposium, we are seeking papers that showcase the available observational data and modelling applications in Australia’s Northern waters and what we are learning from them.

  • Session Details
  • LocationPlayhouse Theatre, Darwin Entertainment Centre
  • Session TimeWednesday 5th July 3:40pm to 5:00pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
3:40pm to 4:00pm Vertical mixing on the Australian Northwest Shelf Nicole Jones S16: Observing the tropical northern waters
4:00pm to 4:20pm Annual and Inter-annual variability of Holloway Current along the shelf edge of North-Western Australia Hadi Bahmanpour S16: Observing the tropical northern waters
4:20pm to 4:40pm Intra-annual Variability of the North West Shelf of Australia and its Impact on the Holloway Current. Ming Feng S16: Observing the tropical northern waters