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 the Environment 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 the Environment.
The 5 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
5. Science and policy initiatives - Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area Monitoring Framework
Research Portfolio 2013 - web, print quality or request a hard copy
Annual Work Plan 2013
Multi-Year Research Plan 2011 - 2014
NERP program overview
Collaborative and Automated Tools for Analysis of Marine Imagery and video
Request a poster (A2 size) - sharks and/or biodiversity
CERF Marine Biodiversity Hub final report - Pdf version here or request a hard copy
Visit our Marine Hub travelling exhibition
NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub
Research Portfolio 2013
Surveying an Australian marine frontier
Visit our blog of the RV Solander survey to the Oceanic Shoals in September/October 2012 - includes video footage and images
Travelling exhibition - Ensuring a future for life in Australia's oceans
See the Hub's exhibition of marine images at various venues around Australia.