The National Environmental Science Program (NESP) is a long-term commitment by the Australian Government to environment and climate research.

The first phase of the NESP invested over $145 million (2014-15 to 2020-21) into 6 research hubs and emerging priority research projects. The second phase will invest $149 million (2020-21 to 2026- 27) into 4 new research hubs.

The program:

  • provides evidence for the design, delivery and on-ground outcomes for environmental programs
  • helps decision-makers, including from Indigenous communities, build resilience
  • supports positive environmental, social and economic outcomes.

The NESP 2 program supports four Hubs including the Marine and Coastal Hub.

For more information on these hubs please visit: