The NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub provides scientific information and advice to support decision making in the marine environment, specifically in implementing and monitoring marine bioregional plans, developing the National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas, and supporting the information needs of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities in providing key baseline information.
The Marine Biodiversity Hub is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Environmental Research Program (NERP), administered by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC).
The 4 themes of the Marine Hub under the NERP program include:
1. National monitoring, evaluation and reporting
2. Supporting management of marine biodiversity
3. National ecosystems knowledge
4. Regional biodiversity discovery to support marine bioregional plans
Annual Work Plan 2013
Multi-Year Research Plan 2011 - 2014
NERP program overview
Collaborative and Annotative Tools for Analysis of Marine Imagery and video
Request a poster (A2 size) - sharks and/or biodiversity
Travelling exhibition - Ensuring a future for life in Australia's oceans
See the Hub's exhibition of marine images at various venues around Australia.
CERF Marine Biodiversity Hub
final report available here
The report was released
25 March 2011.