The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will contribute to the NESP Hub by providing expertise and in-kind support to projects of relevance to the assessment of marine ecosystems in the NSW region. DPI will provide effective input into the Hub as its key role is to improve coordinated management of marine resources in order to maximise social, economic and environmental benefits. This includes the delivery of tools for national assessment of marine species and ecosystems and approaches to marine planning; and research on threatened marine species.