On 1 July 2022, we became the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
We are updating our website to reflect our changing role. This science strategy was developed when we were the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. It is a shared document with the new Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.
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