Ports North manages the ports of Cairns, Cape Flattery, Karumba, Mourilyan, Skardon River, Quintell Beach, Thursday Island, Burketown and Cooktown. They support and engage in a range of monitoring projects to understand the physical, biological and cultural attributes of the areas surrounding their ports.
- Long term seagrass monitoring (by supporting TropWater at James Cook University) in Cairns Harbour and Trinity Inlet, and at Karumba, Mourilyan and Thursday Island
- Sediment Quality Analysis
- Water Quality Sampling
- Facilitation of biosecurity and marine pest monitoring
- The study of Benthic Communities on the sea floor