The gathering of over 500 ecosystem scientists at EcoTas 2013 in November played host to the first ‘town-hall’ style meeting about the ESLTP. With a diverse group of attendees, discussions at the town hall were rich and varied, and helped to identify some key challenges currently faced in ecosystem science along with potential solutions to move forward in the future.
‘It’s all about sustaining the country that we know and love to live in.’ That’s just one view on why the Ecosystem Science Long-Term Plan is important. Watch this video to hear more perspectives on why the Plan is important, and how it can enable the ecosystem science community to deliver useful outcomes and benefits for Australia.
What are some of the positive things happening in ecosystem science at the moment, and what can we look forward to in the future? This video shows some of the answers given to these two questions by attendees at the first Long-Term Plan workshop. It seems we have an interesting future before us!
What are the advantages of developing a long-term plan for ecosystem science? What are the best opportunities for advancing the delivery of ecosystem science and management in Australia? What discipline areas are relevant to ecosystem science? These are just some of the topics considered at the first 'starter' workshop in support of the Ecosystem Science Long-Term Plan on 24 September.
September 2013 marks the beginning of an open consultation process with the Australian ecosystem science community to develop a cohesive plan for the long-term future. This process will enable the Australian ecosystem science community to clearly set out our collective long-term priorities and needs, in order to achieve continuity in our efforts and to enable us to move forward with a shared purpose and vision.