Impact on Coastal Marine Habitats by Human Activities (Issues (Plastic…
Impact on Coastal Marine Habitats by Human Activities
Water quality / Toxic Runoff
Introduction of Marine Pests
Economic properities of local communities
Quality of life for humans & the natural world
widespread nutrient enrichment of coastal
waterways has substantially altered the processes of
nutrient cycling, sulfur metabolism and carbon fixation
Destruction of critical nursing, roosting and nesting
sites has broad-reaching ramifications for species
that rely on networks of sites to maintain populations
Members of general public
Education campaign to raise public awareness
Management conservation plan
Restoration of coastal marine environments
Protect targeted effected species
Validity of approach: how does the end product address the issue?
The team has presented a compelling argument that the approach they have taken is valid, using reliable evidence to support their argument. They have presented compelling evidence that the information used to develop the end product is underpinned by factual, reliable information.
The project has a ‘wow’ factor. The project has been produced to a professional standard. It demonstrates creativity and innovation in terms of its purpose and execution. It has a high level of aesthetic appeal. It has been carefully quality controlled to ensure there are no errors evident.
Mitigate population decline of targeted species
Signage from the perspective of marine sea creatures
Offshore Oil and Mining Industries (resource extraction)
Habitat Loss and Degradation
Eutrophication from waste runoff
Problem definition and significance: Why does this issue need to be addressed?
Why it needs to be addresses
Over 80% of all marine pollution originates from land-based sources
Our coast is
intimately linked to our national economy, industry,
arts, social lifestyle and cultural identity, with more than
85 per cent of Australians living within 50 kilometres
of the sea.
Australia’s Indigenous history and culture are closely
tied to the coast, which hosts invaluable heritage
sites, and is fundamental to past and contemporary
The team has clearly and concisely defined the problem, showing higher-level thought. The significance of the problem is well considered, well argued and well supported with factual, reliable information.