The COMPASS project partnership joins the core marine research institutions and government agencies across the region, who will collaboratively develop three themes;

  • Scientifically designed monitoring programmes delivering baseline oceanographic and biological data for the management of MPAs and key protected species;
  • Co-developed data management infrastructures to ensure data quality, accessibility and flow between the regional institutions and international initiatives;
  • Interfaced operational models will support assessments of the connectivity of MPAs in the region.