TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

Science and knowledge that governments, communities, industries for sustainable use of Australia's tropical rivers and estuaries

TRaCK provides the science and knowledge that governments, communities and industries need for the sustainable use of Australia's tropical rivers and estuaries.

Online seasonal calendar launched

Online seasonal calendar launched

Detailed Aboriginal seasonal knowledge of the Darwin region.

» View Larrakia calendar
Conceptual framework for environmental water in tropical river ecosystems

Deciding about water: NEWT

Conceptual framework for environmental water in tropical river ecosystems

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Access TRaCK data via a mapping interface

Digital Atlas brings data to life

Search all of TRaCK’s research outputs from a single spatial interface

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A tool to support water allocation decisions

Management Scenario Evaluation

Rapid scenario results help planners explore and communicate trade-offs and opportunities

A tool to support water allocation decisions
Indigenous engagement

Indigenous engagement

Find out how Indigenous people are contributing to TRaCK’s body of research

Current projects
TRaCK is bringing together new knowledge about monitoring river health

Monitoring river health

TRaCK is bringing together new knowledge about monitoring river health

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Welcome to TRaCK

TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge) is a research hub which has drawn together more than 80 of Australia's leading social, cultural, environmental and economic researchers.  Our research focuses on the tropical north of Australia from Cape York to Broome.

Key Findings

TRaCK Research Program Overview of Key Findings

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TRaCK research outputs
New resources are now available to inform the management of Australia's tropical rivers and estuaries
Photo courtesy Julian Murphy, WWF
Although the programs that funded the first round of the TRaCK program came to an end in 2012, TRaCK’s research and knowledge exchange activity is still going strong.
Online Larrakia seasonal calendar
For the first time, detailed Aboriginal seasonal knowledge of the Darwin region has been converted into an interactive online educational resource.
Irrigated agriculture
Researchers have quantified the economic and social impacts of possible future development scenarios in the Northern Territory.
New research about Australia’s tropical rivers has highlighted the importance of free-flowing rivers in supporting biodiversity, fisheries and Indigenous use in northern Australia.
Daly
New research has set the stage for a more comprehensive and more collaborative approach to monitoring the health of the Katherine and Daly Rivers.

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TRaCK researcher Emma Woodward recently spoke to the media about working with Indigenous communities across northern Australia to develop seasonal calendars that detail Indigenous environmental knowledge and weather cues.
Consortium Director awarded Fulbright Scholarship Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge Director Michael Douglas has been awarded a 2012 Fulbright Scholarship to work with world-leading river experts.