Timetable for IMOS EIF Planning

Date

Description

12 May 2009

Marine and Climate Super Science initiative announced in the Federal Budget.  IMOS awarded an additional $52M for the period July 2009 to June 2013 to enhance and extend the observing system, with emphasis on the Southern Ocean and northern Australian waters. Funding provided with a requirement to develop an interim plan by 30 June 2009 to invest the first $8M (during 2009/10), and to develop a final plan covering the full $52M plus co-investment by 28 February 2010.

26 May 2009

IMOS Advisory Board Meeting called to discuss the Budget outcome, and advise on priorities for the first $8M to be invested in 2009/10.

24 June 2009

UTAS contract with DIISR executed, including Interim IMOS EIF Project Plan for $8M in 2009/10, and agreement to submit Final IMOS EIF Project Plan by 28 Feb 2010

29 June 2009

IMOS Ocean Portal launched in Hobart, and IMOS EIF information session held.

Early July 2009

IMOS Office to develop subcontracts with Operators implementing the first $8M of EIF funding.

End of July 2009

IMOS Office to develop a Draft IMOS Five Year Strategy, out to June 2013.

August 2009

National consultation by the IMOS Office on the Draft IMOS Five Year Strategy, with Nodes, Facilities and key stakeholders (including DIISR).

10 Sept 2009

IMOS Advisory Board meeting, including finalisation of the IMOS Five Year Strategy and confirmation of the decision making process to develop the Final IMOS EIF Project Plan.

18 Sept 2009

Call for Proposals to enhance and extend IMOS under EIF funding, in line with the agreed IMOS Five Year Strategy.  Proposals to include both Node Science Proposals (existing and new) and Facility Investment Proposals (existing and new).

30 Oct 2009

Close of Call for Proposals

26 Nov 2009

National meeting of representatives of parties who have submitted Proposals, to reach consensus on items best responding to the IMOS Five Year Strategy and best addressing IMOS EIF funding requirements.

Mid Dec 2009

IMOS Office to develop a Draft Final IMOS EIF Project Plan. 

21 Dec 2009

IMOS Advisory Board teleconference to consider the Draft Final IMOS EIF Project Plan.

15-17 Feb 2010

4th IMOS Annual Planning Meeting, to include update on the Final IMOS EIF Project Plan, and outline of 2010/11 NCRIS and EIF Annual Business Plans

Late Feb 2010

(date TBA)

IMOS Advisory Board teleconference to approve the Final IMOS EIF Project Plan.

28 Feb 2010

Final IMOS EIF Project Plan submitted to DIISR.

31 March 2010

Acceptance of Final IMOS EIF Project Plan by DIISR