Between 2008 and 2013 Auricht Projects proposed the concept and led the development of the interim Australian National Aquatic Ecosystem Classification (ANAE). The outputs of this process have been incorporated into the Australian Governments Aquatic Ecosystems Toolkit Involved high level hands on technical skill, familiarity with classification processes, framework development, plus extensive coordination with jurisdictions, other stakeholders and experts. Auricht Projects also led the development of Aquatic Ecosystem Delineation and Description Guidelines which formed a separate module within the Toolkit. Collectively these provide a national standard for classifying and delineating aquatic ecosystems.
Development of the interim Australian National Aquatic Ecosystem Classification (2008-13)