UNSW visualisation tool features in IWRA Water special edition
A recent special issue of IWRA's Water International journal on the topic of Source to Sea features a collaborative paper by UNSW's Graeme Clark, Jordan Gacutan, Robert Lawther, Emma Johnston and Tomasz Bednarz and the Tangaroa Blue Foundation's Heidi Tait on a visualization tool for citizen-science marine debris big data.
The article describes the design and structure of a web-based visualization tool for an Australian marine debris database and its application in environmental research, management and science communication. The The Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) visualization tool bridges the gap between ‘big data’ and non-experts, providing a simple interface to generate headline indicators and statistics for a diverse group of stakeholders.
IWRA recently held a webinar based on the Water International special issue which featured a range of panelists presenting case studies and perspectives highlighting diverse applications of the source-to-sea approach to improve coordinated management of land, freshwater, coastal and marine systems.
A summary of the webinar and links to presentations are now available on the IWRA website.