Marine National Facility Steering Committee

The purpose of the Marine National Facility Steering Committee (MNFSC) is to assist the Board to fulfil its governance responsibilities through the provision of high level advice on the ongoing delivery of ocean research capabilities for the nation.

Marine National Facility Steering Committee

(L to R from rear) Matt Kimber (MNF), Ben Rae (MNF), Gary Prosser (member), Dr Neville Smith,
Dr Dave Williams (member), Dr Ian Poiner (Chair), Dr Gwen Fenton (member), Dr Tim Moltmann (member), Toni Moate (MNF) Prof Richard Coleman (member)

The Director of the Marine National Facility (MNF) manages the delivery of the Facility to its users. The Director is employed by CSIRO and, through the Executive Director for Digital National Facilities and Collections, is ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive, CSIRO. The MNF is subject to CSIRO’s governance structures and policies.

An external Marine National Steering Committee (MNFSC) provides high-level advice to the MNF Director.  MNFSC members also act as advocates for the MNF. The Committee is charged with providing advice to the MNF Director consistent with CSIRO’s ongoing delivery of ocean research capabilities for the nation and with advocating on behalf of the Facility.

The operational procedures are consistent with the principles set out in the “Guidelines For The Operation Of National Research Facilities” report to the Prime Minister by the Australian Science and Technology Council (ASTEC), January 1984.

The MNFSC will be supported in performing these functions by the Scientific Advisory Committee and National Benefit Assessment Panel.

The Charter and Terms of Reference for the Steering Committee, including delineation of its role, are outlined in the links below:

Updated: 01 February 2018