National Environmental Science Program
The National Environmental Science Program (NESP) is a long-term commitment by the Australian Government to environment and climate research.
NESP projects deliver collaborative, practical and applied research to inform decision making and on-ground action.
Indigenous research partnerships are a highly valued program activity. The National Environmental Science Program recognises there is much we can learn from Indigenous knowledge and peoples.
NESP funding of $145 million over the six years from 2015 to 2021 supports six themed research hubs, along with projects to address emerging environmental research needs. The hubs are:
- Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
- Marine Biodiversity Hub
- Threatened Species Recovery Hub
- Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub
- Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub
- Tropical Water Quality Hub
The hubs connect scientists, policy makers, industry, Indigenous people and communities.