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Researcher: Lucieer, VL (Dr Vanessa Lucieer)

Research Fields

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Environmental Sciences
Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
Geospatial Information Systems
Environmental Science and Management
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Monitoring
Marine Geoscience
Fisheries Management
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Aquaculture
Fisheries Sciences
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Geophysics
Natural Resource Management
Special Vehicles
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Environmental Management
Ecological Applications
Environmental Impact Assessment
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Ocean Engineering
Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information and Knowledge Systems
Palaeoclimatology
Microbial Ecology
Earth Sciences
Community Ecology
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Environmental Technologies
Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
Biological Oceanography
Marine Engineering
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Physical Oceanography
Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Performance and Installation Art
Sedimentology
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Chemical Oceanography
Invasive Species Ecology
Machining
Machine Tools
Environmental Engineering Design

Research Impact

Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Protected Conservation Areas in Marine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
Environment
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Wave Energy
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Table Grapes
Wild Caught Prawns
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Paper Products (incl. Coated Paper)
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Fisheries - Recreational
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments

Career Best Publications

Do marine substrates 'look' and 'sound' the same? Supervised classification of multibeam acoustic data using autonomous underwater vehicle images; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Fuzzy Clustering for Seafloor Classification; Marine Geology
On the use of abiotic surrogates to describe marine benthic biodiversity; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Research Publications

A different side to the ice
A model of AUV survey feature resolution and error estimation for deployment optimization; Autonomous Underwater Vehicles 2016
A pilot study on the investigation of uncertainty analysis applied to the GeoScience Australia seascapes classification. Consultancy number 1675, University of Tasmania, pp33
A quantitative video baseline survey of reef biota and survey of marine habitats within Bathurst Channel, South West Tasmania
A review of marine geomorphometry, the quantitative study of the seafloor; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
A Review of Surrogates for Marine Benthic Biodiversity
A series of MATLAB learning modules to enhance numerical competency in applied marine sciences; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
A showcase of Australian research on predicting patterns of beta diversity; International workshop on seabed mapping methods and technology
Acoustic classification of nearshore seabed habitats based on echo-integration and visualisation; GEOHAB 2004 Conference
Addressing spatial uncertainty in mapping southern Australian coastal seabed habitats; Mapping the seafloor for habitat characterisation
Addressing spatial uncertainty in marine habitat mapping; GEOHAB 2003 Conference
Advances in multibeam processing and spatial analysis for the characteristation and prediction of temperate seabeds to support the management of Australia's marine biodiversity; GEOHAB: Marine Geological and Biological Mapping
Advancing quantative techniques for the generation of acoustic variables to characterise seabed habitats; International workshop on seabed mapping methods and technology
An environmental assessment of a proposed amendment to the marine farming zone at Zuidpool Rock in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel (Assessment 1)
An environmental assessment of a proposed amendment to the marine farming zone at Zuidpool Rock in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel (Assessment 2)
An Environmental Assessment of a Proposed Marine Farm Zone Extension at Butlers Point in Great Taylor Bay, South Eastern Tasmania
An Environmental Assessment of a Proposed Marine Farm Zone extension at Creeses Mistake, Nubeena Tasmania
An environmental assessment of a proposed marine farming zone extension at Browns Point, in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel
An environmental assessment of a proposed marine farming zone extension at Flathead Bay, in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel
An environmental assessment of a proposed marine farming zone extension at Lippies Point, in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel [Amended August 2014]
An environmental assessment of a proposed marine farming zone extension at Trumpeter Bay, South Eastern Tasmania
An environmental assessment of a proposed marine farming zone west of Wedge Island, South Eastern Tasmania
An ocean of possibilities: applications and challenges of marine geomorphometry; Geomorphometry 2015: Conference and Workshops
Analysing uncertainty in multibeam bathymetric data and the impact on derived seafloor attributes; Marine Geodesy
Applying Discriminate analysis to characterize shallow rocky reef habitat; International Symposium on Spatio-temporal modeling; Spatial Reasoning, Spatial Analysis, Data Mining and Data Fusion
Assessing the risk from current threats and future climate change on seagrass habitat - a nation-wide, spatially explicit approach; Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference
Assessing the robustness of a morphometric classification model to help predict Australia's benthic marine habitat diversity; GeoHab 2008 Ninth International Symposium
Assessment of nutrients and habitats in North West Bay - supporting sustainable management
Assessment of seabed habitats and heavy metals in Cornelian Bay
Assessment of seabed habitats and heavy metals in Cornelian Bay
Australia's capacity for acoustic research is booming
Australia’s next-generation Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Antarctic research; SCAR
Autonomous large scale urchin barren mapping with interferometric sonar; GeoHab 2014
AUV shines light on seafloor terrain
Backscatter measurements by seafloor‐mapping sonars: guidelines and recommendations
Building capability for in situ quantitative characterisation of the ocean water column using acoustic multibeam backscatter data; International Workshop
Catchment-based classification of Australia's continental slope canyons; Marine Geology
CERF Biodiversity Research in Tasmanian: An Update to the Hub; CERF Marine Biodiversity Workshop #2
Chapter 2: Emerging Mapping Techniques for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs); Seafloor Mapping along Continental Shelves: Research and Techniques for Visualizing Benthic Environments
Characterisation of rocky reef using object oriented classification methods and fragmentation statistics. Australian Society of Fish Biology Workshop and Conference, Hobart, August 2006; Australian Society for Fish Biology 2006 Conference and Workshop on cutting-edge technologies in fish and fisheries science
Characterization of Shallow Inshore Coastal Reefs on the Tasman Peninsula, Southeastern Tasmania, Australia; Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: GeoHAB Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphic Features and Benthic Habitats
Choosing between strategies for designing surveys: autonomous underwater vehicles; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Collation of existing shelf reef mapping data and gap identification. Phase 1 Final Report - Shelf reef key ecological features
Comparing selections of environmental variables for ecological studies: a focus on terrain attributes; PLoS One
Current Flow Analysis in the Tamar Estuary
Deciphering Ontong Java Atoll, Nukumanu Atoll, and Kroenke Canyon, Western Equatorial Pacific final project report for RV Falkor FK141015 15 October – 3 November 2014
Determining the potential impacts of fishing activity on rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) behaviour and habitat utilisation via the application of radio acoustic positioning; 8th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Developing long-term monitoring programs in offshore waters with little prior knowledge: Applying a novel sampling design to inventory biological assets; AMSA Golden Jubilee Conference 2013 Shaping the Future
Developing long-term monitoring programs in offshore waters with little prior knowledge: Comparison of GRTS based sampling with swath mapping; AMSA Golden Jubilee Conference 2013 Shaping the Future
Developing techniques to estimate spatial uncertainty in marine habitat mapping; Fifth Australasian Postgraduate Workshop on GISc, Social and Environmental Modelling 2004
Do marine substrates 'look' and 'sound' the same? Supervised classification of multibeam acoustic data using autonomous underwater vehicle images; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Drift, drag and deterioration: mapping the fate of large ice hazards; The 22nd International Symposium on Polar Sciences (ISPS)
Emerging mapping techniques for AUVs as survey platforms II; Ekman foundation course on AUV-based science
Environmental assessment of potential marine farming areas in Macquarie Harbour Tasmania
Estuaries habitat mapping in the Derwent-2007 A resurvey of marine habitats by SeaMap Tasmania
Estuarine Habitat Mapping in the Derwent - Integrating Science and Management
Estuarine habitat mapping in the Derwent - integrating science and management
Evaluating and monitoring the status of marine biodiversity assets on the continental shelf
Exploring the role spatial scale plays in marine habitat mapping using multiscale geomorphometric analyses; Geohab Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping Conference 2013
Exposing the Sea Floor with GIS
Filling the gaps: predicting the distribution of temperate reef biota using high resolution biological and acoustic data; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Finding the best combinations of terrain attributes and GIS software for meaningful terrain analysis; Geomorphometry 2015
Fine-scale sea ice structure characterized using underwater acoustic methods; Remote Sensing
Frost Prevention and Prediction of Temperatures and Cooling rates using GIS; Australian Geographical Studies
Fusing fuzzy classification models with animal movement: concepts for biodiversity assessment; CERF Marine Biodiversity Workshop
Fuzzy Clustering for Seafloor Classification; Marine Geology
Good progress on Sea Mapping
Habitat mapping in the Kent Group of Islands
How robust are your prediction derivatives? Error propagation modelling for seafloor terrain analysis of multibeam bathymetric data using dynamic simulation tools; Geohab Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping Conference 2013
Identification and collation of Australia’s shelf mapping datasets and development of a national geomorphological classification scheme for reef systems - Phase 1 Workshop Report. Report to the National Environmental Science Programme
Image segmentation of seabed texture homogeneity from multibeam backscatter data; Australian Marine Science Association Conference
Integrating Acoustic Telemetry Data and Benthic Tarrain Models to Understand Spatial and Temporal Patters in Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) Movement and Habitat Utilisation; Advances in Fish Tagging & Marking Tachnology: International Symposium
Integrating seafloor habitat mapping and fish assemblage patterns improves spatial management planning in a marine park; Journal of Coastal Research
Linking abalone Fishery dependent data to fine-scale habitat mapping; Third International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences
Linking habitat and biotic patterns improves spatial management in a marine park; Geohab 2014
Linking habitat mapping with fisheries assessment in key commercial fishing grounds
Linking habitat mapping with fisheries in key commercial fishing grounds
Linking morphometric characterisation of rocky reef with fine scale lobster movement; ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing- Theme Issue `Remote Sensing and GIS for Coastal Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Long Reach Marine Farm Zone Current Flow Assessment
Looking up from under the sea
Mapping habitats and developing baselines in offshore marine reserves with little prior knowledge: a critical evaluation of a new approach; PLoS ONE
Mapping of coastal seabed habitats in Tasmania: development and integration of remote sensing techniques within a hierarchical framework; GeoHab 2004: Fifth International Symposium
Mapping of Estuarine and Marine Habitats in the Southern NRM Region
Mapping of Estuarine and Marine Habitats in the Southern NRM Region
Mapping of inshore marine habitats from Schouten Island to Bicheno on the East Coast of Tasmania
Mapping of inshore marine habitats in south-eastern Tasmania for marine protected area planning and marine management
Mapping of inshore marine habitats in the Cradle Coast Region: from West Head to Robbins Passage
Mapping of seabed habitat in south-east and north-east abalone fishing blocks - an update on SEAMAP Tasmania
Mapping seabed texture homogeneity using multibeam backscatter data: Can we use it as a surrogate for biodiversity assessment?; Geohab 2009: Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping
Mapping stories from sea floor
Marine Biodiversity Hub
Marine geomorphometry: overview and opportunities; EGU General Assembly 2016
Marine habitat mapping of the Bruny-bioregion for Marine Protected Planning
Marine Mapping: New Findings and the Tasmanian and Victorian Experience. Coast to Coast 2006. Melbourne Convention Centre, May 2006; Coast to Coast 2006 - Australian's National Coastal Conference
Measuring uncertainty in multibeam bathymetry data: An analysis of spatial randomness; Geohab 2014
Morphometric characterisation of rocky reef using multibeam acoustic bathymetric data; IGARSS 2007 Sensing and understanding our planet
Morphometric characterisation of rocky reef using swath sonar acoustic bathymetry; GeoHab 2007 Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping
Multi-scale image segmentation of multibeam backscatter data for benthic monitoring; Geohab 2014
Multibeam sonar backscatter data acquisition and processing: guidelines and recommendations from the GEOHAB Backscatter Working Group; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Multiscale analysis of bathymetry and backscatter for seafloor habitat mapping in New Zealand EEZ
NERP broad-scale analysis of multibeam acoustic data from the Flinders Commonwealth Marine Reserve
Object based segmentation of multibeam backscatter data: methods for spatial analysis of shallow coastal seabeds, South Eastern Tasmania, Australia; Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping
Object-based image analysis of multibeam data to map benthic marine substrates; Workshop on Acoustics and Automated Video Processing for Fisheries and Environmental Monitoring
Object-oriented classification of sidescan sonar data for mapping benthic marine habitats; International Journal of Remote Sensing
Ocean inspiration
Oceans of the Unknown
On the use of abiotic surrogates to describe marine benthic biodiversity; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Optimising GEOBIA for seafloor classification; Geohab Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping Conference 2013
Outcropping reef ledges drive patterns of epibenthic assemblage diversity on cross-shelf habitats; Biodiversity and Conservation
Part B:Environmental Assessment of a Proposed Marine Farming Zone Extension at Soldiers Point (SE) in the D'Entrecasteaux channel (May 2010)
Planet Ocean.
Predicting temperate reef benthos with high resolution multibeam data; World Conference on Marine Biodiversity
Regional substrate classification of Cook Strait, New Zealand, from textural image analysis of backscatter data; Geohab 2011
Remote Sensing for Marine Habitat Mapping
Science lifts lid on murder on the seabed
Seabed habitat mapping in the Kent Group of islands and its role in Marine Portect Area Planning; Coast to Coast 2004
Seabed habitat mapping in the Kent Group of islands and its role in marine protected area planning; Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Seafloor backscatter acquisition and processing: best practice and recommendations by the GEOHAB Backscatter Working Group; Forum for Exchange of Mutual Multibeam Experiences (FEMME 2015)
Seafloor backscatter acquisition and processing: best practice and recommendations by the Geohab Backscatter Working Group; Seabed and Sediment Acoustics: Measurements and Modelling
Seafloor backscatter acquisition and processing: best practice and recommendations by the GEOHAB Backscatter Working Group; 7th International Conference on High-Resolution Surveys in Shallow Water
SeaMap Tasmania - an update. Fishing Today, 19 (6)
SeaMap Tasmania: Mapping the Gaps
SeaMapping Tasmania. ABC Radio National: Perspective. 3rd March @ 5.55pm 585AM
Seascapes of the Australian Margin and Adjacent Sea Floor: Methodology and Results
Spatial analysis of multibeam acoustic data for the predictiion of marine substrates and benthic communities in temperate coastal waters; ISRSE 2011: International symposium of R 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
Spatial scale and geographic context in benthic habitat mapping: review and future directions; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Spatial uncertainty estimation techiques for shallow coastal seabed mapping
Submarine geology and geomorphology of active Sub-Antarctic volcanoes: Heard and McDonald Islands; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Submarine substrate and biodiversity mapping using multiscale analysis of bathymetric and backscatter data: examples from Cook Strait and the Kermadic Arc, New Zealand; SOPAC'S Science,Technology and Resources Network Conference
Substrate and biodiversity mapping in Cook Strait using multiscale analysis of remotely sensed data; NZ Geosciences ’08
Survey design for underwater robots: accomodating autocorrelation and constrained sampling; 4th International Statistical Ecology Conference
Systematic culling controls a climate driven, habitat modifying invader; Biological Invasions
Tasmania's Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
The Application of Automated Segmentation Methods and Fragementation Statistics to Characterise Rocky Reef Habitat; Journal of Spatial Science
The application of automated segmentation methods to characterise rocky reef habitat, Coast GIS 2006, Wollongong NSW July 2006; GIS for the Coastal Zone - Spatial Data, Modelling and Management
The application of seabed habitat mapping for multiple marine resource management in Tasmanian coastal waters; Coastal GIS 2003 - an integrated approach to Australian coastal issues
The assessment of spatial error estimation techniques for seabed habitat mapping and its role in survey design; School of Geography and Environmental Studies 2004 Conference
The Cook Strait Canyon, New Zealand: Geomorphology and Seafloor Biodiversity of a Large Bedrock Canyon System in a Tectonically Active Environment; Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: GeoHAB Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphic Features and Benthic Habitats
The GeoHab Backscatter Working Group: definition of guidelines and recommendations for seafloor backscatter measurements by hydrographic multibeam echosounders; ICES Symposium: Marine Ecosystem Acoustics - Observing the Ocean Interior in Support of Integrated Management
The new wave of bathymetry data- uses and limitations for marine benthic habitat mapping and geomorphology; Geohab Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping Conference 2013
The next generation of AUVs in Australia; Unlocking the Ocean’s secrets using Modern Exploration
The next generation of AUVs in Australia; Unlocking the Ocean’s secrets using Modern Exploration
The Ontong Java Plateau uncovered: evidence for mass wasting on the flanks of Ontong Java and Nukumanu atolls; Australian Earth Science Convention
The world’s largest submarine canyon—Kroenke Canyon in the Western Equatorial Pacific; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Thematic accuracy assessment of acoustic seabed data for shallow benthic habitat mapping; The International Journal of Environmental Studies
Too many cooks spoil the broth: assessing which combination of terrain attributes best serves habitat mapping; Geohab
Tour the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves
Towards a framework for terrain attribute selection in environmental studies; Environmental Modelling and Software
Towards improved estimates of sea-ice algal biomass: experimental assessment of hyperspectral imaging cameras for under-ice studies; Annals of Glaciology
Two years in the making of the Backscatter Working Group: results and potential for the future; GeoHab 2015
Understanding community-habitat associations of temperate reef fishes using fine-resolution bathymetric measures of physical structure; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Unsupervised deep water seafloor classification using object-based image analysis of backscatter and bathymetry data in Cook Strait, New Zealand; Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping
Unsupervised fuzzy classification and object-based image analysis of multibeam data to map deep water substrates, Cook Strait, New Zealand; Continental Shelf Research
User expectations for multibeam echo sounders backscatter strength data-looking back into the future; Marine Geophysical Researches
Using 'seascapes' to help predict Australia's benthic marine habitat diversity in the development of a national system of marine protected areas; The Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting
Using 'seascapes' to help predict Australia's benthric marine habitat diversity; GeoHab 2007 Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping
Using acoustic tracking data to support planning and assessment of closed areas: determining effective size, boundaries and location; Australian Marine Science Association
Variation and uncertainty in bathymetric slope calculations using geographic information systems; Marine Geodesy
Visual Soundings. Project Final Report to the Richard Lounsbery Foundation
What robots can tell us about biodiversity - or #10 amazing things you may have not known about AUVs. Science in the Pub- High Tech Science- Robots and drones doing the dirty (work)
Where land meets sea: towards a complete coverage for terrain analysis of coastal environments; Exploring Synergies: 36th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing
Which multibeam system is best in shallow waters? A qualitative analysis the discriminate the strengths and weaknesses of multibeam echosounders in different terrains
Working toward guidelines and recommendations for backscatter measurements by seafloor mapping multibeam echosounders – the GeoHab backscatter working group; US Hydro 2015 Conference

Research Projects

2006-029 Using GPS Technology to Improve Fishery Dependent Data Collection in Abalone Fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2008 R2 - Geohab (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
An integrated ecosystem study of an Australian marine biodiversity hotspot; Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SEAWORLD)
Benthic marine habitats on the Australian continental shelf; Department of Education and Training (Commonwealth) (DoEdT (Cwth))
Building capability for in situ quantitative characterisation of the ocean water column using acoustic multibeam backscatter data; The Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ)
Characterising benthic pelagic interactions in Macquarie Harbour - organic matter processing in sediments and the importance for nutrient dynamics; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Development of physical sampling capabilities for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.; Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)
Geohab 2014; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Map Key Habitat Types and Significant Marine Communities (Eg. Seagrass Macrosystis Beds Sponge Beds in each Bioregion); Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Marine Habitat Mapping ; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Mesoscale spatial variability in sea ice thickness, optical properties and algal biomass; New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI)
Oceans of the unknown: visually representing the unseen; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Pulling back the blue curtain: Extending marine remote sensing using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to support ocean management.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Quantitative Biological Baseline Surveys of Shelf Rocky Reef Biota in Commonwealth MPAs off Tasmania; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Seamap - Mapping the Gaps; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
SeaMap Australia Connections; Department of Education and Training (Commonwealth) (DoEdT (Cwth))
Tasmania's coastal reefs: deep reef habitats and significance for finfish production and biodiversity; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Visual Soundings - An Art Book of Acoustic Imagery; Richard Lounsbery Foundation (RLF)
Working from the other side: Facing the challenges of under-ice for autonomous navigation in Antarctica; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Working from the other side: Facing the challenges of under-ice for autonomous navigation in Antarctica; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Current Flow Analysis in the Tamar Estuary
Pilot study on the investigation of uncertainty analysis applied to Geoscience Australia seascapes data
Review of Port construction survey of the deep reef habitat at the Entrance of Port Phillip Bay

Research Candidate Supervision

Relationships and Interactions between Temperate Reef Fish Communities, Physical Habitat Structure and Marine Protection