Co-ordination and co-operation for optimized research outcomes
The latest meeting of the Tropical Water Quality Hub project leaders in Townsville on February 27 gave the newest cohort of project leaders an introduction into the Hub’s robust stakeholder engagement framework.
A presentation by CEO of the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators (AMPTO) Mr Col McKenzie gave perspective from an end-user of Hub research and how that research is being used ‘on the ground’ by the Crown of Thorns Starfish Targeted Control Program.
Senior staff from the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC), the Hub’s managing organisation, were on hand to give further insight into the Hub’s Indigenous engagement and knowledge brokering strategies.
RRRC managing director Sheriden Morris said the organisation was there to help Hub researchers.
“We have trained and experienced staff that can assist in many ways, particularly in engagement,” she said.
The opportunity was also taken to farewell Hub Liaison Damian Wrigley, who is moving on to other roles with the Department of Environment and Energy.