The Queensland Acoustic Telemetry Arrays, funded by the Department of Environment and Science, Queensland provides the infrastructure to understand the distribution and movement of important marine species along the east coast of Queensland. A network of acoustic receivers deployed along the coast of Queensland, including within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park augments the receivers already located in Queensland as part of the Animal Tracking Facility. The increased coverage of these new acoustic receivers provides the ability to track fine-scale movements of tagged marine animals and better inform species distribution and behaviour. The integration of this extended Queensland array within the large national network already supported by IMOS also provides the ability to detect movement of animals between state waters to inform species and fisheries management.
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Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent.