The Marine Biodiversity Hub is hosted by the University of Tasmania – which has a signed Funding Agreement with the Australian Government through the the Department of the Environment.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee meets twice a year to provide an update of policy and management developments and priorities within DoE, to approve progress against existing research plan, approve new research plan and to ensure that the Hub’s policies, plans and procedures are meeting contractual obligations and to recommend any changes to improve their effectiveness.

Independent Chair - Peter Cochrane
Executive Officer - Vicki Randell - University of Tasmania

Members
Karen Gibb - Charles Darwin University
Nic Bax - University of Tasmania (Director)
Jason Mundy - Department of the Environment
Peter Davies - University of Western Australia
David Souter/John Gunn - Australian Institute of Marine Science
Paul Hedge - University of Tasmania
Craig Johnson - Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS*
Naomie Johnson (Acting) - Department of the Environment (NESP program)
Deb Callister - Department of the Environment
Peter Thompson - CSIRO
 


Research Leadership Team

The Research Leadership Team meets monthly to review progress against existing research plan and identify new opportunities and at least twice a year in person to develop a draft Research Plan and review how existing projects are meeting strategic goals of the Hub.

Chair
Nic Bax - University of Tasmania (Director), Hobart

Members
Neville Barrett - Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies/UTAS*,  Hobart
Brendan Brooke - Geoscience Australia, Canberra
Piers Dunstan - CSIRO, Hobart
Keith Hayes - CSIRO, Hobart
Paul Hedge - University of Tasmania, Hobart
Michelle Heupel - Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville
Peter Kyne - Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Terry Walshe - Australian Institute of Marine Science and University of Melbourne

 


Research User Committee

The Research User Committee meets annually to review previous work and advise on priorities for future research.

Independent Chair - Peter Cochrane
Executive Officer - Vicki Randell - University of Tasmania

Members
Australian Fisheries Management Authority - Nick Rayns
Australian Marine Safety Authority - Paul Irving
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation - Crispian Ashby
Department of the Environment (NESP program) - Naomie Johnson (Acting)
National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority - Cameron Sim
Southern Cross University - Stephan Schnierer
University of Tasmania (Director) - Nic Bax, Paul Hedge
WWF Australia - Richard Leck
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association - Libby Howitt


Research Partners Committee

The Research Partners Committee will meet at least twice a year to review progress against the existing research plan, and propose new ideas and opportunities for the forward research plan.

AIMS - David Souter/John Gunn
Charles Darwin University - Karen Gibb
CSIRO - Peter Thompson
Geoscience Australia - Adam Lewis
Integrated Marine Observing System - Tim Moltmann
Museum Victoria - Tim O'Hara
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage - Tim Pritchard
NSW Department of Primary Industries - Natalie Moltschaniwskyj
University of Tasmania - Craig Johnson, Nic Bax, Paul Hedge
University of Western Australia - Jessica Meeuwig




* Note:
In 2010, the University of Tasmania (UTAS) established the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, which replaced the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute - http://www.imas.utas.edu.au/

 

 

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