A Marine Cadastre For Australia - Addressing Key Scientific And Policy Issues

Grant number: LP0453866

Abstract

A marine cadastre provides a means for delineating, managing and administering legally definable offshore boundaries. Marine cadastre research was initiated in Australia under a previous ARC grant which aimed at defining issues affecting the development of an Australian marine cadastre. The current project focuses on four such issues : (1) Resolving ambiguities in the definition of the tidal interface (2) Issues in the use of natural rather than geometric boundaries to define jurisdictional limits (3) Expanding the Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure to support a marine cadastre (4) Legal and security issues intrinsic to the development of a marine cadastre.