As the NERP Tropical Ecosystems Hub research activities span several years, the Annual Work Plan (AWP) is the key document for defining, justifying, budgeting for and scheduling activities on an annual basis. It relates directly to the Hub Multi-Year Research Plan (MYRP) which broadly describes the scope of the research work program over four years (July 2011- December 2014).
The NERP Tropical Ecosystems Hub Second Annual Work Plan (AWP2) details the milestones to be completed by each Hub funded project in 2012-2013.
This Monitoring and Evaluation Plan complements other documents, including the NERP TE Hub Science Communication Plan, and describes how the Hub Steering Committee will monitor key performance indicators in order to advise DSEWPaC on Hub progress in a timely manner through biannual reporting of:
• Project milestone delivery
• Expenditure and commitment and
• Communications including engagement and knowledge transfer.
The Multi-Year Research Plan, or MYRP, is a research plan that provides contextual information and a breakdown of research activities of the NERP Tropical Ecosystems Hub; describes the research that the Hub will be undertaking between 2011 and 2014; identifies research priorities and links to Australian Government Environment Portfolio policies and programs; outlines the relationship of the research to the Australian Government Environment Portfolio and other key research users; and provides a framework for monitoring and evaluating the Hub activities, as part of the NERP.
The specific objectives of the NERP TE Hub Science Communication Plan are to promote and facilitate the influential application of Hub-generated knowledge.