The Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF) was a $40m component of the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities, managed by the then Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

Although the four-year term of the MTSRF officially concluded on 30 June 2010, this Australian Government investment will continue to deliver sustainability dividends into the future. This ongoing delivery will occur directly, through continued Australian Government funding – with a number of MTSRF projects receiving short term additional ‘transition funding’ until December 2010 – and also indirectly, through the continued activity of the RRRC and consortium members.

Through a consortium of fifteen research agencies, involving around three hundred scientists, the MTSRF delivered scientific solutions for the problems facing North Queensland’s key environmental assets: the Great Barrier Reef and its catchments, tropical rainforests including the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, and Torres Strait.

To take a closer look at the MTSRF and its outcomes, head over here.