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Range Extension Database and Mapping Project in Tasmania, Australia


Each year over 120,000 Tasmanians go fishing at least once. Imagine...120,000 potential scientists collecting valuable data about the marine environment! We did. Welcome to Redmap! We invite the community to spot, log and map marine species that are uncommon in Tasmania, or along particular parts of our coast, addressing key knowledge gaps in partnership with industry and community. Redmap has proven to be a useful engagement tool to raise awareness about climate change.



Topic - distribution, range shifts, marine species

Audience - recreational fishers, commercial fishers, SCUBA divers, educators, school children, general community

Location - Tasmania, Australia, coast, marine environment

Goals - ecological monitoring, community engagement, incorporate industry and community knowledge with scientific information



Redmap is managed by the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, within the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies. Click here for a list of Redmap's project partners.



Dr. Gretta Pecl, Chief Investigator email Gretta

Fiona Brodribb, Science Communications Officer email Fiona

  +61 3 6227 7277

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