CMS Seminar and Q&A panel on the marine chapter of the 2021 State of the Environment Report

Event Date: 18 October, 2022

The State of the Environment Report (SoE) provides an independent and authoritative 5-yearly synthesis of the state and trend of Australia’s environment and of the effectiveness of the management structures that are in place to mitigate and reduce negative impacts and support sustainability. It is tabled in Parliament as a legislative requirement every 5 years and aims to help shape policy and action, influence behaviours, and assess our actions as stewards of the Australian environment. The 2021 SoE report was released by Minister Tanya Plibersek with her ‘State of the Environment Address’ to the National Press Club on 19 July 2022.

The marine chapter of the 2021 SoE report was led by CMS researchers (acting as independent experts on behalf of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

Come and hear first-hand from the authors about the key findings , how indigenous knowledge was woven with western science in the chapter, and how the chapter and the report fits into the bigger picture of international efforts to chart a path to the oceans we want for the future we need.



Indi Hodgson-Johnston

Indi Hodgson-Johnston


Chief Operating Officer, ARC Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science, and Senior Researcher in Oceans and Antarctic Law

When:  Tuesday 18th October, 10-11 am

Where: In-person at the CSIRO Hobart Auditorium and online via WebEx (contact for WebEx link)

University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the EnvironmentGEOS
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