Pre-Conference Workshop

Unlocking Science – Stakeholder Connection in Coastal and Estuary Management!

Monday 30 October 2023
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: NEX, Conference Venue
Cost: $35 pp (delegate attending the Conference)

Are you seeking to deepen your understanding of coastal and estuary science while effectively communicating scientific information to resonate with end users? Join us for this year’s highly anticipated pre-conference workshop, where we delve into the world of human-centered reporting and connecting scientific insights to stakeholders’ needs.

This year’s workshop will include three engaging sessions across the following topics:

Session 1: Shaping the Future of Estuary Reporting

Uncover the key findings from a recent audit of the NSW State-wide estuary water quality monitoring. Participate in shaping the future of the NSW Estuary Report Card program, while gaining valuable insights into auditing long-term programs. Acquire tools and techniques to focus your own programs and projects towards a human-centered design approach, to ensure science is accessible to everyone.

Session 2: Navigating Estuary Health Management

Assessing and managing estuary health can be a complex undertaking. Dive into the soon-to-be-released guideline, “Coastal Management: a guide to assessing and managing estuary health”. Following a worked example together we will step through the process of applying the guidelines to a typical NSW estuary, allowing you to gain a practical insight on how to best integrate estuary health into your own Coastal Management Programs.

Session 3: Harnessing Coastal Data Tools for Effective Management

Discover the wealth of coastal data tools developed by the NSW government, specifically designed to support local government and their consultants in developing and delivering Coastal Management Programs. Learn how to access crucial information on seabed classification, wave data, marine LiDAR, and more. Gain hands-on experience with the Beta version of the innovative NSW Nearshore Wave Prediction Tool. We conclude this session by guiding you through the process of creating visually appealing Story Maps, enabling effective communication of GIS and remote sensing data for CMPs and community engagement.

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts: Now Available
Registration: Now Available
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 May 2023
Presenter Notification: 3rd July 2023
Presenter & Early Registration: 8 September 2023
Pre-conference workshop: 30 October 2023
Conference: 30 October - 03 November 2023

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