We are a new department, established on 1 July 2022.
We are updating our website to reflect our role. This science strategy was developed when some of our functions were part of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. It is a shared document with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Dr Dirk Welsford is our Science Convenor. For the last 20 years, Dirk has been leading and managing multidisciplinary teams that have produced high-impact scientific and policy advice. This advice has supported ecosystem-based resource management and conservation outcomes, focusing on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
The Office supports our Science Council as well as:
- leads the implementation of our Science Strategic Action Plan and the Science Stream of our Future Department Blueprint
- manages strategic science partnerships with CSIRO and Geoscience Australia
- supports our science Communities of Practice