The WALIS Marine Group enables planning and decision-making processes for the WA coastline and marine environment by coordinating the capture, use and access to relevant data and technology.
The WA coastline is an asset and serves many purposes for Western Australians. The WALIS Marine Group facilitates the coordination and availability of marine and coastal data in a collaborative forum to support cross government planning and programs.
The group's main role is to work with key stakeholders to encourage the coordination and availability of marine and coastal data and use of appropriate technology. Data accessibility enables planning and decision-making based on suitable, reliable, and up-to-date information. In turn, this supports coastal development and the management of the marine environment.
The WALIS Marine Group's primary functions on behalf of the WA community is to:
- facilitate the strategic capture of areas affected by the marine environment
- share the captured data
- promote the use, management and retention of the information.
The Strategic Plan (PDF 321KB) and Terms of Reference (PDF 304KB) provide the overarching mission and goals of the WALIS Marine Group
Members of the group include:
- state and local government departments
- port authorities
- the research sector
- those who are involved in managing marine or coastal concerns.
The WALIS Marine Group welcomes visitors and new members to the group. We are keen to hear of relevant projects and data initiatives and are open to opportunities. This may include linking with agencies who have mutual interests or who work in the marine space. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. Members of the group collaborate on the WALIS Marine Group members’ site.
Marine and coastal data
The Capture WA program coordinates data acquisition on behalf of the state, including bathymetry. Please notify us in the Capture WA Register or email email@example.com of independent capture projects that would benefit the coastal and marine stakeholders.
We encourage data custodians to make their data discoverable by providing metadata and sharing their data in Data WA.
Discover marine and coastal data in the Data WA catalogue, SLIP web services, themed Group, other Application links, or visit the WA marine map with how to guide. Visit the National Map and how to guide to view WA data in an Australia-wide context.
About the Managing Coastal Vulnerability (MCV) project
The Managing Coastal Vulnerability (MCV) Project was a priority project under the Location Information Strategy (PDF 1.4MB). Public sector agencies worked together to prepare high priority marine and coastal datasets. The project lead was the Department of Transport. WALIS Marine Group was the key reference group.
Objectives of the project:
- Package high use and high value state government marine and coastal spatial datasets, so they are easy to use.
- Increase inter-agency and inter-governmental collaboration of marine data maintenance and distribution.
- Increase efficiencies in how state government organisations access and manage marine spatial information.
The project overview (PDF 1.6MB) document provides high level information and the final project report (PDF, 4.7MB) provides a detailed account of the project.
Datasets included in the MCV project are:
- Oceanographic Services (PDF 381KB)
- Hydrographic Services (PDF 646KB)
- Coastal Information (PDF 326KB)
- Coastal Management information (PDF 425KB).
Info and quick links
- About WALIS
- WALIS Members site
- WMG Members site
- WMG Strategic Plan (PDF 321KB)
- WMG Terms of Reference (PDF 304KB)
- WA Marine Map
- Capture WA Program
- Capture WA Working Group Members site
- Community Forum
- WMG LinkedIn
Who to contact
Send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org