Assessing estuary ecosystem health: Sampling, data analysis and reporting protocols
NSW Natural Resources Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Program
Assessing estuary ecosystem health (or condition) requires a framework for setting the objectives of the assessment, and selecting, monitoring and reporting on appropriate indicators that measure components of an estuary’s ecosystem that contribute to its overall health.
- 1 April 2016
- Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Framework, Guideline
These protocols provide a standardised approach to estuary ecosystem health monitoring, analysis and reporting in NSW. Standardising monitoring, analysis and reporting based on best practice provides consistency at a range of scales (local, regional and state), allows for the comparison of assessments and ensures scientific validity in reporting products and information provided to the community.
More information: Monitoring, evaluation and reporting program technical reports.