Some pretty big changes have rolled out over the past few months for the Marine National Facility.
Geoscience Australia aboard the RV Investigator in May 2015.
Exciting new opportunity!
We’ve established an exciting new position for an early career scientist to join the MNF Science Advisor Committee (MNF SAC), as part of our commitment to developing the next generation of Australian blue-water marine scientists.
The inaugural scientist to hold this position is Dr Jo Whittaker from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, who will be mentored by Dr Andrew Heap from Geoscience Australia.
New look MNF Science Advisory Committee (MNF SAC)
We need to say a very big thank you to our out going SAC members, Professor Roger Bradbury, Dr Bernadette Sloyan, Dr Kathy Burns and Dr Peter Harris who’ve been working hard on the committee for the past few years.
MNF Steering Committee (l to r) Richard Coleman, Nick Gales, John Gunn, Bob Quarrill, Toni Moate, Ian Poiner, Ron Plaschke.
Replacing them are Dr Neville Smith, Dr Susan Wijffels, Dr Edward Butler and Dr Andrew Heap.
Changes to the governance of the MNF Steering Committee
As part of the outcomes from the Australian Government National Commission of Audit, the Minister has provided direction that the governance of the MNF Steering Committee fall directly under the CSIRO Board, consequently all appointments will be made by the CSIRO Board.
This change came into effect on 1 July 2015.