Harbour Watch aims to:
expose students to the practice of science in contemporary and socially engaged settings
provide opportunities for community members to become involved in assessing the condition of their local environment
assist in gathering data as a contribution to regional monitoring, evaluation and reporting strategies
promote wider community stewardship and responsibility for the future health of the harbour and potentially linking with the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership
share and publish gathered water quality data on an international database making it accessible worldwide.