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Scientific and industry actions

Scientific actions Examples:

  • The CSIRO provides information through the Centre for Research on Introduced Marine Pests, which includes the National Introduced Marine Pests Information System.
  • University research contributes valuable scientific knowledge of pest species biology and ecology eg University of Tasmania.
  • Double Helix Drama, a science theatre group for upper primary and secondary students who turn science into drama through researching, writing and performing their own science theatre productions.
  • Several private companies also provide marine research and other services in support of the National System.

Industry actions Examples

  • Australian ship owners have provided several ships to enable paint patch trials to be undertaken to test various new anti fouling paints.
  • Education materials about hull fouling are being developed by the Australian Ship owners Association in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Heritage.

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