Thanks for your interest in this research about 'Public Participation and the use of Spatial Information and GIS in the Burdekin Dry Tropic Coast'.

James Cook University - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences have designed this survey, as part of a research project which aims to identify the drivers and barriers of people's participation in natural resources manegement (i.e. water quality monitoring, on-farm nutrient management)in the Burdekin Catchment. We are particularly interest in the role of spatial information (mapping data) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in faciliting access to information and build knowledge to support more informed decisions.

By 'participation' we mean any activities (i.e. meetings, forums, workshops, internet discussion groups, surveys) you may use to be involved and get awareness in natural resources management (i.e. water quality monitoring).

We would like you to fill out this short survey, which will takebetween 15 to 25 minutes of your time to gather information on your experience and interest in community involvement in natural resources management.

Complete this survey if you live or develop any activity in the Burdekin Catchment region.

Thank you for your time and cooperation!

* For futher information, please contact:

D├ębora De Freitas
James Cook University
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Angus Smith Drive, QLD 4811
Phone: 07-47814705