Internal Report 460
Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist
Supervising Scientist Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2003
About the report
The research undertaken by the Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (eriss) has in the recent past been divided into four programs. This structure enabled administrative tasks to be undertaken alongside research projects. The research program though was more integrated than shown by the administrative structure and addressed both short-term immediate goals and longer-term strategic outcomes that cut across administrative lines. A broader thematic format has been adopted this year in response to the Alligator Rivers Region Technical Committee (ARRTC) articulation of a number of Key Knowledge Needs (refer Appendix 1). In considering these we have identified seven thematic areas as the basis of our research structure (refer below). We anticipate working with ARRTC to further develop these themes and ensure we maintain a strategic outlook and capability to respond to changing needs and particular incidents that may require expert assessment or research.