Guidelines to inform preparation of IMOS Annual Business Plans and Budgets for the next two years (2017-19).
The Guidelines are available here.
In December 2015, the Australian Government released its National Innovation and Science Agenda. The Innovation Agenda includes an ongoing commitment to the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), backed by $1.5BN of investment over the next ten years.
During 2016, Australia’s Chief Scientist will chair an expert group to undertake a road-mapping process to identify specific future research infrastructure capability requirements. The new, ongoing commitment to NCRIS will commence from 2017-18 at the level of $150M per annum plus indexation i.e. $153.9M in 2017-18.
The IMOS community needs to be prepared to engage with future NCRIS. Development of a credible, scalable, multi-year plan is an essential step. It was proposed that we do this for a five year timeframe (2017-22) as the ten year NCRIS funding commitment is likely to have a mid-term review point.
Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap
The Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap was made available for comment in early December 2016. The IMOS response was submitted on 13 January 2017.
The Roadmap sets out Australia’s national research infrastructure priority areas for the coming decade. These priorities will support areas of research, science and innovation in areas where Australia excels, can deliver the greatest long-term national benefit and foster strategic international partnerships.
2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap Capability Issues Paper
As IMOS nears the end of its first decade of operation, it is important that we make plans for sustaining the observing system over the very long term. The IMOS Office and Advisory Board have developed a new forward strategy for the period 2015-25. After consultation with stakeholders on a draft version, the IMOS strategy has now been finalised - see below.
Updated November 2015