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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.

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

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