16 November 2012

Have your say on the management plans for the new Commonwealth Marine Reserves

Commonwealth Marine Reserves draft management plans – open for public comment until 14 February

The Australian Government will release draft management plans on the newly proclaimed Commonwealth marine reserves for public comment.
The Government established the new Commonwealth marine reserves in November to protect Australia’s diverse range of marine ecosystems and habitats, and the life they support. The Director of National Parks will release draft management plans for the South-...

21 September 2012

Workshops with DSEWPaC - 21 to 23 August 2012

Project focused meetings were held between Hub theme leaders and the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communiites on 21 to 23 August 2012 in Woden, Canberra. 

Hub project leaders, theme leaders and researchers communicated project progress and sought feedback from the following areas of the Department:

Marine Division Policy and Sustainability Division Environmental Assessments and Compliance Division (EACD) Environmental Resources...
18 September 2012

Media items of interest - 2012

December 2012

Marine Matters

"Marine Biodiversity in the frame"

The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is working with a number of research projects that will influence development of the observing system into the future. In a project with the National  Environmental Research Program (NERP) Marine Biodiversity Hub, IMOS is providing data for use in development of a set of National Marine Ecological Indicators to monitor and evaluate the state of Australia’s marine...

Conservation Biology - Oceania 2012 conference
9 May 2012

Hub researchers hosting symposium at Oceania 2012

A symposium entitled ‘Spatial connectivity and the management of threatened marine species’ will be hosted by Kiki Dethmers (CDU postdoc), Mark Hamann (JCU Principal Research Fellow) and Hub researcher Peter Kyne at the Society of Conservation Biology – Oceania 2012 conference to be held at Charles Darwin University on 21–23 September.   (The theme of the conference is People and Conservation in Land and Sea Country.)


Our Australia.  One place, many stories: oceans
17 April 2012

Our Australia. One place, many stories: oceans

"This book will take you on a journey across Australia's oceans and give you a snapshot of our precious marine world." -The Hon Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Australia is surrounded by magnificent oceans that are the envy of the world. But we cannot afford to be complacent.

In the space of one lifetime, the world's oceans have gone from being relatively pristine to being under increasing pressure year after year....

Final Commonwealth marine reserves network proposal 14/6/12
15 April 2012

Gillard government creates the world's biggest marine reserves network

14 June 2012 "Australia's most precious ocean environments will be protected by the world's largest network of marine reserves created by the Gillard Government."  Press release and more info

4 April 2012

Hub researchers to convene 4 AMSA symposia

The theme for this year's Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference is “Marine Extremes - And Everything In Between” and will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, from 1 to 5 July 2012.

The Hub is a bronze sponsor for this year's conference and will also be hosting the evening poster cocktail session on Monday 2 July.


Marine Biodiversity Hub researchers will convene 4 symposia –

23 March 2011

Media Items of Interest - 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 (...

1 December 2010

Workshops 2010

Marine Protected Areas Workshop
Understanding DSEWPaC’s research needs for managing the Commonwealth marine reserve estate
16 November 2010, Canberra

The Marine Biodiversity Hub hosted a workshop with the Department  of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC) to bring together policy-makers, managers and researchers in protected area management. The goal of the workshop was to foster understanding about the future legislative, policy,...

30 September 2010

Media Items of Interest - 2010

6 December 2010
Science to support Australia's biodiversity
Australian Government invests in five research hubs that will provide first-class science that is essential for sustainably managing Australia's biodiversity - under the National Environmental Research Program (NERP)
The Hon Tony Burke MP
Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and...


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