Developing an integrated long-term monitoring program for Darwin Harbour. Anthropogenic Pressures Pilot Project - Development of Pressure Indicators for Darwin Harbour
Radke, Lynda; Fortune, Julia; Townsend, Simon; Schult, Julia; Staben, Grant; Skarlatos-Simoes, Michelle; Palmer, Carol; Dostine, Peter
Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Water Resources Division
E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; 25/2019
This report comprises the final output of a pressure monitoring pilot project within the Integrated Marine Monitoring and Research Program (IMMRP). The project was funded by the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG. The objective of this pilot project is to recommend a suite of pressure indicators for Darwin Harbour for potential inclusion in a long-term monitoring program, and to contribute to the Programs broader outcomes identified in the Ichthys Project Voluntary Offsets Agreement (IPVOA). A pressure (or threat) in the context of this report, is a human activity that has the potential to ‘influence’ the condition of the environment.
Funding for this project was provided by the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG.
List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Executive Summary -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 The Integrated Marine Monitoring and Research Program -- 1.2 Rationale for Pressure Monitoring -- 1.3 Objective -- 1.4 Report Outline -- 1.5 Processes leading to long-term pressure monitoring in Darwin Harbour -- 2 Causal links between pressures and environmental impacts -- 2.1 The Pressure-Stressor-Response Framework -- 3 Drivers of environmental change -- 3.1 Overall Population -- 3.2 Population Density -- 3.3 Gross Regional Product -- 4 Pressure indicators for Darwin Harbour -- 4.1 Pressure indicators based on land-use mapping -- 4.1.1 Background and relevance to stressors -- 4.1.2 Available data -- 4.1.3 Suggested land-use indicators, communication products and current trends -- 4.1.4 Merits and deficiencies -- 4.2 Pollutant loads as a pressure indicators -- 4.2.1 Background and relevance to stressors -- 4.2.2 Data Availability -- 4.2.3 Suggested pollutant load indicators, example communication products and current trends -- 4.2.4 Merits and deficiencies -- 4.3 Bushfire pressure indicators -- 4.3.1 Background and relevance to stressors -- 4.3.2 Available data -- 4.3.3 Suggested bushfire pressure indicators, example communication products and current trends -- 4.3.4 Merits and deficiencies -- 4.4 Foreshore Development -- 4.4.1 Background and relevance to stressors -- 4.4.2 Available data -- 4.4.3 Suggested foreshore development indicators, example communication products and current trends -- 4.4.4 Merits and deficiencies -- 4.5 Shipping and boating pressures -- 4.5.1 Background and relevance to stressors -- 4.5.2 Available data -- 4.5.3 Suggested shipping and boating pressure indicators, example communication products and current trends -- 4.5.4 Merits and/or deficiencies -- 4.6 Harvesting Biota Pressure -- 4.6.1 Background and relevance to stressors -- 4.6.2 Available data -- 4.6.3 Suggested indicators: relevance to stressors, example communication products and current trends -- 4.6.4 Merits and deficiencies -- 4.7 Water Resource Development Pressure -- 4.7.1 Background and relevance to stressors -- 4.7.2 Available data -- 4.7.3 Suggested Water Resource Development Pressure indicators, example communication products and current trends -- 4.7.4 Merits and deficiencies -- 4.8 Dredging Pressure -- 4.8.1 Background and relevance to stressors -- 4.8.2 Data availability -- 4.8.3 Suggested dredging pressure indicators, example communication products and current trends -- 4.8.4 Merits and deficiencies -- 5 Indicator selection -- 6 How will the indicator information be used? -- 6.1 Collate -- 6.2 Communicate -- 6.3 Synthesize and assess -- 6.4 Review and revise -- 7 Conclusions and recommendations -- 8 Acknowledgements -- 9 References -- 10 Appendix A. Population data -- 11 Appendix B. Landuse data -- 12 Appendix C. Pollutant Load data -- 13 Appendix D. Fire frequency and area data
Darwin Harbour pressure indicators; Environmental impact; Population; Merits and deficiencies; Bushfire pressure indicators; Water Resource Development Pressure indicators
Northern Territory Government
130 pages : colour illustrations and maps ; 30 cm.
Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)
Northern Territory Government
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