Who we are
The Supervising Scientist is a branch of the Science Division within the Department of the Environment. Our staff mainly comprise of scientists who at the leaders of their field, and our core functions are as follows:
- Working to protect the environment through environmental research and monitoring, environmental supervision, audit and inspection.
- Ensuring the protection of the Alligator Rivers Region from the effects of uranium mining and encouraging best practice in wetland conservation and management.
What we do
We undertake a formal environmental monitoring program to monitor and assess impacts upon ecosystems and humans arising from mining activities at Ranger and Jabiluka.
The Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist undertakes a comprehensive program of environmental research to identify impacts of uranium mining, to determine how impacts can be measured, avoided or minimised.