The Australian Government has regional partnerships and international responsibilities that can benefit from scientific exchange.
These include marine bioregional planning, establishment of the Commonwealth Marine Reserve network, and fisheries management. Communicating these developments assists countries in the region and beyond, and profiles Australia’s capabilities.
While international scientific research and extension are not directly supported by the NERP Program, the benefits are significant. This section provides examples of how Marine Biodiversity Hub research has been showcased, thereby supporting the Australian Government’s broader international agendas.