The Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities (CERF) officially closed June 2011. The closing of the CERF program includes the Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF).
The $100million program started in 2005 in response to Australia's priority environmental concerns. The program supported environmental public policy objectives drawing on multiple disciplines, professional partnerships and existing research efforts. The dedication and hard work over the life of the program resulted in a wealth of research information useful to inform policy decisions for Government and other research users.
CERF legacy products
CERF final report
The CERF final report is a snap shot of the program with a listing of the CERF Hubs, significant Projects and Fellowships. It outlines the program objectives and outcomes with some examples of CERF research. The report highlights the program successes and lessons learnt useful for future programs.
CERF mapper is an interactive tool that allows you to view some of the project outcomes funded through the CERF program. It lists the research Hubs, Significant Project and Fellowship published journal articles, books, chapters, documents and factsheets. The CERF mapper tool is searchable by hub, location, keyword and policy relevance. It lists each item with name and location plus the journal location with bibliography detail and abstract.
Please note: full document copies of journal article abstracts can be obtained by contacting the CERF Hub, Significant Project and Fellowship contact officer or chief researcher.
The CERF evaluation report summarises the outcomes of the CERF Program.
The evaluation addresses how well the CERF program performed against its objective to disburse $100 million over four years to strengthen public good environmental research; build research knowledge; and deliver outputs for decision and policy makers.
The evaluation report also includes recommendations for strategic improvements for the National Environmental Research Program (NERP) informing the future program's strategic direction outlining the enhancements necessary for the processes and policies that underpin it.
Each of the CERF Hubs, Significant Projects and Fellowships has highlighted their CERF research in a final document. For full details of the research including analysis and outcomes follow the links to the attached documents.