Managing Coastal Vulnerability (MCV) Newsletter October 2013 (WALIS – LIS: a sub project of Regional & Urban scenario planning) Project Manager Appointment Project Methodology At the end of July the Project manager for MCV was appointed, Ralph Talbot-Smith. The process that I will follow for this project is: Using existing listing of datasets, a project plan for each will be created. Custodians will be contact to discuss each dataset and to contribute to the project plans. The Project plans will detail the actions and deliverables for each dataset. They will be written in close consultation with the custodians and will need their approval before work commences. If new datasets are identified they will be added to the list and the WMG will determine the priority to be given to each new dataset Ralph is officially a Landgate employee but will be based in Fremantle in the Department of Transport offices,1 Essex St, Fremantle under the Guidance of Rodney Hoath, Director Coastal Information. Ralph has been seconded from Department of Transport for the term of the project. Ralphs career has ranged from Royal Australian Survey Corps (Army), Private Business, Water Corporation, Dept. of Planning, BHP Engineering, Dept. of Transport and experience including Photogrammetry, Cartography, Land & Marine Civil Engineering and Marine working groups on a state and national basis. He looks forward to being in contact with many of the Marine data stakeholders/custodians over the coming months. Transport Office coming online We have established a Transport Project team office. This is ready for our new MCV officers. Recruitment of the 2 MCV project officers is underway. Stakeholder/Custodian meetings Ralph has conducted a number fact finding meetings with custodians that were identified 2 years ago by the WALIS Marine Group. The idea behind these meetings is to establish the status of the data held in the individual agencies. “What are the issues?” “Is there still work needed to get the data online?” “Can the project team assist with “value adding” to the data?” These meetings also allowed me to get a better understanding about the data. How is it collected, updated, used and maintained? These initial meetings are now complete; there will be follow up meetings for each dataset. Proposed Internet System After preliminary investigation, current thinking is that Index’s & Metadata for the MCV datasets would be put on AODN site. Data itself would be placed on SLIP Future with both sites pointing to one another. SLIP Future will not hold Metadata in the immediate future. Edition 1 October 2013 Page | 1 Agency by Agency Waterlines and Coastlines Department of Minerals & Energy 5 datasets are already on the Web. Metadata complete. 2 additional datasets have been identified, being detailed geology and oblique photography. Expanding these datasets has been identified as an additional project. After initial discussions with officers from Planning, Landgate and Transport the use and management of a coastline dataset was identified as an issue. The official HWM, MSL, LWM and LAT lines do not meet user requirements. I have proposed a consultation group for waterlines be established to document the issues and develop solutions. Department of Water Datasets already on SLIP. Indexes and Metadata to be compiled for AODN. Department of Fisheries Data is already in suitable format or already on SLIP. Data cleansing & improvement will be largely in-house. 1 datasets require assistance. Department of Transport 1 additional dataset, Coastal Sediment Cells Finalising Project Plans for: Coastline Movements Coastal Infrastructure Historic Tide & Wave data Metadata compilation program (ANZMET-Lite) requires further investigation to check suitability. Department of Parks & Wildlife 1 Additional dataset identified. Considerable work required for Marine habitat mapping. Skills & solution being compiled. AODN indexing and metadata pending Department of Planning A number of new datasets identified, mainly reports. One dataset transfer to Transport, pending. Landgate Floreat data- mostly on web already. Some index and metadata assistance required for AODN data. Edition 1 October 2013 Page | 2 WALIS Forum Customer surveys regarding the use and format of marine/coastal datasets is programmed to begin at WALIS forum. Stand space established for MCV information. Hardcopy surveys about customer needs regarding MCV data available also Web surveys will be sent after forum to identified customers. Private Industry Interest Project manager has been approached regarding private industry buy-in to MCV (predominantly environmental) Discussions are underway and all LIS management briefed.