Centre for Coastal Management

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The Centre for Coastal Management (CCM) is part of the School of Environment, Science and Engineering and coordinates research, consulting and management services on a commercial basis.

The Centre aims to provide excellence in applied research in the field of environmental management and focuses on sustainable use of natural resources while facilitating communication between stakeholder organisations.

The Centre can harness the expertise of a wide range of research staff and consultants for its projects such as:

  • resource inventory and survey of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems assessments;
  • land use planning;
  • environmental impact assessment;
  • environmental management, monitoring and audit programs;
  • management of coastal areas, coral reefs, mangroves, estuaries and beaches; rainforest management and rehabilitation;
  • agro-forestry;
  • geographical information system design and applications;
  • oil spill risk assessment, sensitivity mapping and spill response management;
  • hazardous chemical management;
  • natural systems modelling;
  • water quality assessment;
  • catchment management;
  • bushfire hazard assessment and management; and
  • financial and economic analyses of tourism, economic and sectoral planning studies.

The Centre uses standard and specialised laboratory and educational facilities for:

  • biology,
  • molecular biology,
  • chemistry,
  • geography,
  • resource assessment,
  • land use planning,
  • geology, and
  • geochemistry.

The Centre has a range of major support facilities including:

  • Environmental Analysis Laboratory;
  • Scanning Electron Microscope Laboratory;
  • Aquaculture Laboratory;
  • Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory, and
  • Molecular Genetics Support Laboratories.

More information

Sonia Weiss
e: sonia.weiss@scu.edu.au
t: +61 2 6620 3124