The MARVLIS (Marine Virtual Laboratory Information System) is currently being developed with funding from ANDS (Australian National Data Service) to demonstrate how scientific outputs (observations and models produced by a system like MARVL) can be enhanced to provide value-added information to support the management and risk assessment in local estuaries.
MARVLIS hopes to provide:
- A library of software tools compatible with MARVL.
- Software tools to generate value-added products applicable to the selected scenarios.
- Products, derived from underlying scientific data, supporting the scenarios. For public health this will include the impacts of ‘events’ on water quality which may influence the temporary closure of beaches or shellfish farms; for ecosystem health this will include ‘what-if’ management scenarios examining the impact of moving or expanding the scale of fish farms; the impacts and optimisation of coastal zone development, and evaluating products for increasing the cost-effectiveness of Environmental Impact Assessment.
You can read more about MARVLIS here.