March 23, 2011

December 2011

"National research partnership supports marine biodiversity management"

Prof Nic Bax, Director NERP Marine Hub

Australia’s Marine Biodiversity Hub is a four-year research partnership established in 2011 by the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC) National Environmental Research Program (NERP). It links the expertise and resources of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Geoscience Australia, Museum Victoria, the University of Tasmania, Charles Darwin University and the University of Western Australia.

Article - Marine Adaptation Bulletin, vol 3, issue 4, Summer 2011/12

About the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

13 September 2011
Environment Minister approves research plans for 5 research hubs under the National Environmental Research Program, whose objective is "To improve our capacity to understand, manage and conserve Australia's unique biodiversity and ecosystems through the generation of world-class research, and its delivery to Australian environmental decision-makers and other stakeholders."

The National Environmental Research Program builds on the lessons learned from the Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities (CERF) program, replacing that program and focusing more specifically on biodiversity and improving research delivery to the Australian Government, other end-users and stakeholders.

Partners from the original Marine Hub - Australian Institute of Marine Science, CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, Museum Victoria and University of Tasmania - as well as new partners Charles Darwin University and the University of Western Australia.

September 2011
"What lies beneath" - A prize-winning global submarine census reveals the dazzling inventory of Australia's Oceans. Article in Spirit of Australia Qantas magazine (Ian Poiner, Julian Caley, Australian Institute of Marine Research; Nic Bax, CSIRO and Marine Biodiversity Hub) pdf version


25 March 2011
CERF Marine Hub final report 2010

Final report launch:

Sponge-dominated seabed communities on a rocky reef at 93 metres depth off Jurien Bay, WA