Research Plan 2023

The Hub research themes collectively and collaboratively deliver applied scientific knowledge, decision support and practical management options to support the Australian Government’s priorities. The Marine and Coastal Hub Research Plan 2023 will provide innovative research for practical solutions to maintain and improve our understanding and management of marine waters under six defined research themes.

The portfolio of projects in Research Plan 2023 reflects the high priority research needs identified through engagement between Hub research partners and research-users in RP2021 projects or other relevant research-user input. The projects are also those that could deliver a process or outcome to address the high priority needs within the timeframe and available budget, had capacity for co-design to address research-user needs, and more broadly addressed the defined NESP project assessment criteria.

To assist in understanding the proposed project portfolio in line with the MaC Hubs’ strategic guidance, the projects have been grouped as follows:

·         Headline issues – Projects 3.1 to 3.3

·         People and Sustainable Use – Project 3.4

·         Ecosystem Restoration and Protection – Projects 3.5 to 3.9

·         Threatened and Migratory Species and Ecological Communities – Projects 3.10 to 3.16

·         Protected Places – Projects 3.17 to 3.19 (including one Cross Hub project).

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