Celebrating hub science this science week

August 18, 2023

This National Science Week our hub is celebrating the interdisciplinary science being delivered across the NESP hubs.

“For our hub, every week is about the science, but it’s great to raise awareness about the broad range of places a career in science can take early career professionals,” said hub leader Dr Simon Marsland.

Our hubs cover 5 broad research themes designed to meet the information needs of environmental decision makers:

  • Accessible and usable
  • People and Country
  • Land and Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Oceans and Coast
  • Monitoring and Modelling.



“Within our hub, working to understand our changing climate means understanding emissions, climate drivers, changing oceans and coastlines, shifting extremes, the data available, how we can model it – and the impacts climate of these changes. This means bringing together a lot of different scientific expertise.”

The hub also hosts the interdisciplinary Adaptation Initiative – which works with scientists across the four NESP hubs to ensure the best available information supports adaptation decision-making.

“A diverse range of scientists fall under the NESP umbrella with our 3 sister hubs,” said Dr Marsland.

“Last Friday I spoke at the AMOS 50th symposium, celebrating how far atmospheric science has come in the last 50 years. Within our hub we’re building on this strong foundation, I’m looking forward to the future of science. I think this we’ll see more co-design, collaborative interdisciplinary projects, and partnerships with Traditional Owners to bring together Traditional and Western knowledge.”

For those of you who want to celebrate all things environmental science this week the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) has taken over Questacon this weekend. This will include presentations from Professor Veena Sahajwalla, the Sustainable Communities and Waste hub leader.

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