MISA logo.Government of South Australia logo. Link to Ministers' website.Link to sa.gov.au - find what you're looking for

Sharing the Knowledge

Information gathered about this unique marine region will be cruicial to help inform decision makers and ensure future developments co-exist with the Bight's environmental, industries and community.

Ecological data collected during the study will be publically available. Findings have been presented to stakeholder and regulators and published in technical reports and scientific papers throughout the course of the program.

Atlantis - Ecosystem Model (external website)
CSIRO's Atlantis model, is an ecosystem model that considers all parts of marine ecosystems - biophysical, economic and social. Originally focused on the biophysical world, and then fisheries, it has grown to begin to be used for multiple use and climate questions. The Atlantis model was used in the Great Australian Bight to provide a whole of system model for the region.

Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) (external website)
Ecopath with Ecosim is a free ecological/ecosystem modelling software suite. It is the most widely used marine ecosystem modelling platform in the world. The Great Australian Bight Research Program expanded an existing model of the eastern Great Australian Bight and Spencer Gulf to cover the entire Great Australian Bight region.



The Great Australian Bight Research Program is a collaboration between BP, CSIRO, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the University of Adelaide, and Flinders University.